2 April 1872, died the arbëresh linguist Andrea Dara

Andrea Dara, arbëresh folklorist and linguist, father of the famous poet Gavril Dara Jr., died on April 2nd, 1872. He is the author of a the Albanian grammar published in 1830 a work on the customs and traditions of the Arbëresh villages, who was published in 1859, of a bilingual Italian-Albanian dictionary and a of volume of folk songs of Sicily Arberesh. Many of his unpublished studies and writings are in the funds of the Danish Royal Library in Copenhagen.