was born in the Suburb of
St.George, the old capital city of the island of
Cephalonia. His parents were Panagin M. Cangelari and
N. Arseni. He subsequently moved to Argostoli, where he owned
merchant tailor's shop together with his
brother Spiridion and their brother in law Michael Mataranga.
was married twice, first with Caterina Foca (1846-1885),
of Nicolò Foca (from the Andriato
branch) and Regina Inglessi (from the Cristodulato branch) and after
her passing with Rosa Assani
(1851-1912), daughter of Demetrio Assani (from the 2nd branch) and
Angelica Monferrato (from the Nicoletto di Francesco branch, sister of
radical leader Giuseppe Monferrato) and had
two sons and two daughters from the first marriage and two sons and a
daughter from the second. His first born from the first
was Panagis Canghelaris
while his second wife gave birth to Gérasime
In 1894, together with his brothers
Michael, they sold one of their three ancestral houses in the Suburb of
St.George, that at the quarter of Our Lady
Revelation, later ruined by earthquake and recently (2000) restored by
its current owner.
He passed away at Argostoli.
P. Cangelari (1844-1898)
and his second wife Rosa D. Assani (1851-1912)
his wives were descended from ancient
families. From the Byzantine time, originating from
military activity and imperial extensions, the Foca (or Phocas) family
established in Cephalonia before and after the fall of Constantinople
coming via Crete or
the Peloponnese, where its surviving members initially found
Bulgarian royal origin and Byzantine imperial relations, the Assani
arrived in Cephalonia after the conquest as well, coming directly from
Constantinople or via the Peloponnese. Members of both
participated in the Council of the Community of Cephalonia and later
rose to considerable scientific
heights. Caterina passed away in Cephalonia while Rosa in
Book History and
Genealogy of the Cangelari Family
Studies" (in Greek language)
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