“Kidoniatis or Kidonis. He was prominent and famous for his education in Thessaloniki, a friend of the Byzantine emperor Ioannis Kantakouzinos and Manouil II Palaiologos. His son Anastasios, born in Thessaloniki in 1770, was one of the national martyrs who had a torturous death by the Turks when the Revolution of 1821 broke out. He was a member of the organization “Kali Eksadelfi” of Rigas Velestinlis (Feraios), which is considered the precursor of the “Filiki Eteria”.
Information from the book by Aristides Kesopoulos “THE NAME OF THE ROADS OF THESSALONIKI”, MALLIARIS – PAIDEIA SA publications.