June 21 – Niketas of Nisyros; Aloysius Gonzaga

Niketas of Nisyros (1716–1732) was the son of the governor of Nisyros, which was all well and good until Dad got into trouble with the Turks. To prevent tragedy, the whole family converted to Islam and moved to Rhodes, Niketas becoming Mehmet. At fourteen he learned the horrid truth and, distraught, fled to Chios (about… Continue reading June 21 – Niketas of Nisyros; Aloysius Gonzaga