Today, we honor the memory of the Italiote-Greek Galateo, Antonio de Ferraris. The famous scholar who once proclaimed, “We are not ashamed of our race, Greeks we are, and we glory in it.” Born in 1444 in the Galatone , Salento. Antonio de Ferraris was a doctor and academic during the Renaissance. A true patriot, Antonio, documented how the inhabitants of Gallipoli still spoke the Griko dialect of Katoitaliótika. On November 12, 1517, Antonio died in Lecce . May his memory be eternal! By The Grecanici Nation. READ MORE: November 11, 1912 – Greece liberates Kastoria from Ottoman forces.