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Albanian prominent patriot and warrior, Sali Vranishti

Sali Vranishti (Sali Murati), popular as “Kapedan” Sali Vranishti, has been memorized as a prominent patriot and warrior, fighting for national freedom and sovereignty. Sali Vranishti was born in Vranisht of Vlora, on March 20, 1880. Rebelled against the Turkish invaders, the outlaw Sali Murati was persecuted, trapped in, and imprisoned in Ioannina’s castle. He managed to escape from prison ...

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National Historic Museum commemorates the 551 death anniversary of Gjergj Kastrioti Scanderbeg

The national history museum in Tirana commemorated the 551th anniversary of the death of Albanian national hero Gjergj Kastrioti Skanderbeg. Skanderbeg was a great statesman and strategist who led the Albanian people in the fight for freedom and independence, against the Ottoman occupation, for the political and state unification of the Albanian people. The Albanian war headed by Scanderbeg and ...

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Kadri Roshi, the Albanian Aesop

Kadri Roshi was born on 4 January 1924 in Ballsh, Mallakaster, while his parents were originally from Libohova. His mother passed away when Kadri Roshi was only 2 years old, and he will remain orphan at the age of 12 when his father died. A famous lawyer, the father of Kadri was distinguished by his excellent abilities and the preparations ...

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Saimir Pirgu, Tenor From the Dark Side of the Moon

Saimir Pirgu figures among the brightest stars in today’s international operatic firmament. “Exceptionally boyish, gently ardent and at ease in stratospheric flights” (Financial Times), the “sweet-voiced, energetic tenor” (New York Times) has been celebrated at every major international operatic venue, including the Metropolitan Opera New York, the Teatro alla Scala, the Bolshoi Theatre of Moscow, the Vienna State Opera, the Royal ...

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Jeronim de Rada, Albanian outstanding poet of romanticism

Jeronim de Rada was an Albanian writer of Italo-Albanian literature.  De Rada and Demetrio Camarda were the two main initiators of the Albanian National Awakening in Italy during the second half of the 19th century. Being the son of a parish priest of Italo-Albanian Catholic Church in Macchia Albanese in the mountains of Cosenza, De Rada attended the college of Saint Adrian in San Demetrio Corone. Already imbued with a ...

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Luigj Gurakuqi, Albanian outstanding writer and politician

Luigj Gurakuqi was an Albanian writer and politician. He was an important figure of the Albanian National Awakening. Gurakuqi was born in village Ostros, Krajna near Shkodar Lake on February 19, 1879. He got his first education in Shkodër. Gurakuqi studied at the St.Xavier College run by the Jesuits in his native Shkodër. Encouraged by his teachers, Anton Xanoni and Gaspër Jakova Mërturi, he began ...

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Mid’hat Frashëri, an Albanian diplomat, writer, politician and activist of the national issue

Mid’hat Frashëri was an Albanian diplomat, writer and politician. The son of Abdyl Frashëri, one of the most important activists of the Albanian National Renaissance in 1908 he participated in the Congress of Monastir. In 1942 he became the president of the National Front and collaborated with German forces while his cousin became the prime minister of the puppet government of Albania. Frashëri was one among others, a father of Albanian ...

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Ismail Qemali, the founding father of the Albanian modern state

Ismail Qemali was born on January 24 1844, in a noble family in Vlora and is praised as one of the founding fathers of Albanian modern state. After completing his primary education in his hometown, Ismail Qemali went to Ioannina where he attended the “Zosimé” high school.  This school represents an important moment  in the life of Ismail Qemali.  It ...

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Albanian-Greek violinist Jonian-Ilias Kadesha with a very rare talent

Born in Athens in 1992, the Albanian-Greek violinist Jonian-Ilias Kadesha is already considered as one of the most gifted and versatile musicians of his generation, both as a soloist and chamber musician, praised for his artistic individuality, intensity and fresh approach to the score. Protege of the legendary violinist Salvatore Accardo, Jonian gave his European debut at the age of ...

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Renowned Albanian writer Fatos Arapi passes away at the age of 89

The renowned Albanian writer Fatos Arapi passed away at the age of 89. Fatos Arapi was born in 1929 in Vlora, where he finished middle school. Afterward he continued his studies in Bucharest (Bulgaria) at the faculty of Mathematics and Economy. In Albania he has worked as  a professor at the Faculty of History and Philology in Tirana and as ...

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