Read on to discover more about the most famous and influential people from Albania.

Famous Albanians
When you think of some of the most famous Albanians, the list can actually go endless. After all who can forget the contribution of Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, or Mother Teresa to society and mankind or Cesk Zadeja to music, Dhimiter Agnosti to films, Mimoza Ahmeti to poetry, Martin Camaj to novels, Elvana Gjata to singing, or Angela Martini to modelling! Right from Ismail Qemali, the founder and first leader of modern Albanian state to Mustafa Kemal Atuturk the first President of the Republic of Albania, the country has a widespread political, social and economic dominion. Officially known as the Republic of Albania, it is situated in the Southeastern Europe, surrounded by Montenegro, Kosovo, Macedonia and Greece. The history of the country dates back to the prehistoric times of 4th century BC. Once controlled by the Roman Empire, Albania witnessed the rise and fall of numerous Empires before being nationalized as the Republic. It was due to this that the country’s art work and artistic forms have been variedly inspired, an aspect that makes it unique from other European countries. Over the years, Albanians have greatly contributed in varied fields be it music, folklore, literature, science, history, sport, fashion, films, entertainment, visual arts and so on. This section provides you information about the life and works of famous Albanians.
Edi RamaEdi Rama
(Prime Minister of Albania)

04 July 1964

Tirana

Cancer

Sali BerishaSali Berisha
(Former President & Prime Minister of Albania)

15 October 1944

Viçidol

Libra

Fan S. NoliFan S. Noli
(Prime Minister of Albania)

06 January 1882

13 March 1965

İbriktepe

Capricorn

Fatos NanoFatos Nano
(Former Prime Minister of Albania)

16 September 1952

Tirana

Virgo

Alfred MoisiuAlfred Moisiu
(Fourth President of Albania)

01 December 1929

Shkodër

Sagittarius

Bamir TopiBamir Topi
(Former President of Albania)

24 April 1957

Tirana

Taurus

Enver HoxhaEnver Hoxha
(Former Communist Leader of Albania)

16 October 1908

11 April 1985

Ergiri (Gjirokastër), Janina Vilayet, Ottoman Empire

Libra

Eliza DushkuEliza Dushku
(Actor, Film actor, Television actor)

30 December 1980

Watertown

Capricorn

Ali PashaAli Pasha
(politician)

1750 AD

24 January 1822

Qendër Tepelenë

Ramiz AliaRamiz Alia
(Politician)

18 October 1925

07 October 2011

Shkodër

Libra

Mërgim MavrajMërgim Mavraj
(Association football player)

09 June 1986

Hanau

Gemini

Migjen BashaMigjen Basha
(Association football player)

05 January 1987

Lausanne

Capricorn

Mehmet ShehuMehmet Shehu
(Politician)

10 January 1913

17 December 1981

Çorrush

Capricorn

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