Johannes Caioni Roumanie Johannes Caioni (Ion Căian or Căianu in Romanian or Kájoni János in Hungarian ; 8 March 1629 ? April 25, 1687 ) was a Transylvanian Franciscan monk and Roman Catholic priest, musician, folklorist, humanist, constructor and repairer of organs of Romanian origin (according to his own testimony, 'Natus valachus sum' - 'I was born a Vlach').
Caioni was born in Căianu Mic, at the time part of the Szolnok-Doboka comitatus (now in Bistriţa-Năsăud County, Romania. He was raised in Kolozsvár (Cluj-Napoca) and Csíksomlyó (now:Şumuleu Ciuc). He was of a noble family?Caioni's aunt was the wife of a garrison commander in Csíkszereda. Through her connections, he was admitted in the Franciscan monastery of Csíksomlyó.
Caioni studied with the Jesuits in Kolozsvár, and continued his studies in Şumuleu Ciuc. In 1647, he became a monk, and continued his studies in Nagyszombat (Trnava), training in music. He was ordained in 1655. Subsequently, he lived in Csíksomlyó, Gyergyószárhegy (Lăzarea), and Călugăreni (now a village in Eremitu commune, Mureş County). He died in Lăzarea and was buried, in accordance with his last wish, in an unmarked grave. (Hide extended text) ... (Read all) Source : Wikipedia