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Mussomeli

Mussomeli is a town and comune in the province of Caltanissetta, Sicily, Italy.The name of the town is derived from Arabic. The most common surname in Mussomeli is Messina.HistoryMussomeli is claimed to have been founded in the 14th century by Manfredo III Chiaramonte with the name Manfredi, but later the current name, of Arab origin, was reimposed. In 1549 it became a county under the Lanza family.CultureA feast is held every September for the Madonna of the Miracles. A similar feast is held simultaneously in Buffalo, NY, which has a large number of Mussomeli émigrés and their descendants.DiasporaMany townspeople emigrated to the UK, to London and Woking, Surrey where the Madonna dei Miracoli (Madonna of Miracles) is celebrated every July.People linked to MussomeliDon Francesco Langela Don Giuseppe Langela, majon in 1625 and in 1648Paolo Emiliani Giudici, writer and literary criticSalvatore Frangiamore painterGiuseppe Sorge, historian, prefect and director of the public securityGiuseppe Genco Russo, mafiosoSanto Sorge, mafiosoDomenico Canalella, priest and italian translatorSalvatore Cardinale, italian politicianRoberto Mistretta, journanist and poet
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