Sebastiano Castagna

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Sebastiano Castagna
Born1868[1]
Died1938 (aged 69–70)
St George's Cathedral, Addis Ababa

Sebastiano Castagna was an Italian engineer.[2] He was born in 1868 in Aidone, Sicily. He was murdered in Ethiopia during a peace mission in 1938.[1]

Castagna designed St George's Cathedral, an Ethiopian Orthodox cathedral in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It is known for its octagonal shape. It is in the northern part of the city.[3] He built it with the work of Italian prisoners of war who were defeated at the Battle of Adwa in 1896. It is named for Saint George.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "An Italian in Ethiopia". Australia Music Centre. Retrieved 2016-06-10.
  2. Pearson, Hugh Drummond (2004). Letters from Abyssinia, 1916 and 1917. Tsehai Publishers. p. 13.
  3. "Addis Ababa". Selamta.net. Retrieved November 1, 2008.