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.
Mother TeresaMother Teresa
26 August 1910
Founder of Missionaries of Charity
Eliza DushkuEliza Dushku
30 December 1980
Actress

Enver HoxhaEnver Hoxha
16 October 1908
Former Communist Leader of Albania

SkanderbegSkanderbeg
06 May 1405
Military Commander

Muhammad Ali of EgyptMuhammad Ali of Egypt
04 March 1769
Ottoman Governor of Egypt

Masiela LushaMasiela Lusha
23 October 1985
Actress
Edi RamaEdi Rama
04 July 1964
Prime Minister of Albania

Barıs ArducBarıs Arduc
09 October 1987
Actor

Sali BerishaSali Berisha
15 October 1944
Former President & Prime Minister of Albania
Fatos NanoFatos Nano
16 September 1952
Former Prime Minister of Albania

Era IstrefiEra Istrefi
04 July 1994
Singer, Songwriter
Fan S. NoliFan S. Noli
06 January 1882
Prime Minister of Albania

Bamir TopiBamir Topi
24 April 1957
Former President of Albania

Alfred MoisiuAlfred Moisiu
01 December 1929
Fourth President of Albania

Zog of AlbaniaZog of Albania
08 October 1895
King

Safiye SultanSafiye Sultan
1550 AD
Wife of Murad III
Ismail KadareIsmail Kadare
28 January 1936
Novelist, poet, essayist

Dhurata DoraDhurata Dora
24 December 1992
Singer

NoizyNoizy
27 September 1986
Rapper

Ali Pasha of IoanninaAli Pasha of Ioannina
1740 AD
Government Official
TaynaTayna
14 December 1996
Rapper

Leka Crown Prince of Albania born 1982Leka Crown Prince of Albania born 1982
26 March 1982
Prince
Ermal MetaErmal Meta
20 April 1981
Composer

Naim FrasheriNaim Frasheri
25 May 1846
Historian

Ramiz AliaRamiz Alia
18 October 1925
Politician
Rezar wrestlerRezar wrestler
16 June 1994
Wrestler

Leka Crown Prince of Albania born 1939Leka Crown Prince of Albania born 1939
05 April 1939
King
Eni VasiliEni Vasili
Journalist

Anxhela PeristeriAnxhela Peristeri
24 March 1986
Singer

Nexhmije HoxhaNexhmije Hoxha
08 February 1921
Politician
MozzikMozzik
29 September 1995
Rapper

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Sotiris NinisSotiris Ninis
03 April 1990
Association football player
Dafina ZeqiriDafina Zeqiri
14 April 1989
Singer

Capital TCapital T
29 February 1992
Rapper

MigjeniMigjeni
13 October 1911
Poet

Tony DovolaniTony Dovolani
17 July 1973
Dancer
Sefer SeferiSefer Seferi
05 March 1979
Boxer
Mehmet ShehuMehmet Shehu
10 January 1913
Politician

Lasgush PoradeciLasgush Poradeci
27 December 1899
Poet

Elia, Crown Princess of AlbaniaElia, Crown Princess of Albania
08 February 1983
Actress

Essad Pasha ToptaniEssad Pasha Toptani
1863 AD
Political leader
Gjergj FishtaGjergj Fishta
23 October 1871
Poet

Sami FrashëriSami Frashëri
01 June 1850
Writer

Enca HaxhiaEnca Haxhia
19 October 1995
Singer

Monika KryemadhiMonika Kryemadhi
09 April 1974
Politician

Leonora JakupiLeonora Jakupi
03 March 1979
Singer
Petro MarkoPetro Marko
25 November 1913
Novelist

Elvana GjataElvana Gjata
03 February 1987
Singer
Almeda AbaziAlmeda Abazi
13 February 1992
Actress

Majlinda KelmendiMajlinda Kelmendi
09 May 1991
Judoka

Orli ShukaOrli Shuka
27 May 1976
Actor
Fatmir SejdiuFatmir Sejdiu
23 October 1951
Legal historian, Educationist, University teacher

Arbana OsmaniArbana Osmani
07 May 1983
Television presenter
Bujar NishaniBujar Nishani
29 September 1964
President of Albania

Agim RamadaniAgim Ramadani
03 May 1963
Commander

Emina CunmulajEmina Cunmulaj
12 September 1984
Model

Ledri VulaLedri Vula
10 July 1986
Rapper

Olta XhaçkaOlta Xhaçka
25 December 1979
Politician
Butrint ImeriButrint Imeri
03 July 1996
Singer

Melinda AdemiMelinda Ademi
19 November 1995
Rapper

Donika KastriotiDonika Kastrioti
1428 AD
Noblewoman

IliraIlira
29 October 1994
Singer
RinaRina
27 October 1999
Rapper

Alban SkenderajAlban Skenderaj
20 April 1982
Singer-Songwriter
Grida DumaGrida Duma
11 June 1977
Politician

Nora IstrefiNora Istrefi
25 March 1986
Singer

Eva MuratiEva Murati
25 May 1995
Actress
Nik XhelilajNik Xhelilaj
05 March 1983
Actor

Arilena AraArilena Ara
17 July 1998
Singer
Musine KokalariMusine Kokalari
10 February 1917
Writer

Vlora CitakuVlora Citaku
10 October 1980
Politician

Blerim DestaniBlerim Destani
12 April 1981
Actor
Arta DobroshiArta Dobroshi
02 October 1980
Actress

Miriam CaniMiriam Cani
30 May 1985
Singer-songwriter
Ardian BujupiArdian Bujupi
28 April 1991
Singer

Sedefkar Mehmed AghaSedefkar Mehmed Agha
1540 AD
Architect

Vaso PashaVaso Pasha
17 September 1825
Poet

Trejsi SejdiniTrejsi Sejdini
30 May 2000
Model
Dora d'IstriaDora d'Istria
22 January 1828
Writer
Jozefina TopalliJozefina Topalli
26 November 1963
Politician

Jonida MaliqiJonida Maliqi
26 March 1983
Singer

BleonaBleona
14 May 1979
Singer

Eli FaraEli Fara
21 May 1968
Singer
Cindy MarinaCindy Marina
18 July 1998
Model

Ndre MjedaNdre Mjeda
20 November 1866
Poet

Xhensila MyrtezajXhensila Myrtezaj
09 April 1993
Singer

Mitrush KuteliMitrush Kuteli
13 September 1907
Writer

Rexhep MeidaniRexhep Meidani
17 August 1944
President
Robert NdrenikaRobert Ndrenika
10 January 1942
Actor

Dallas MooreDallas Moore
27 October 1994
Basketball player
Carol Victor Hereditary Prince of AlbaniaCarol Victor Hereditary Prince of Albania
19 May 1913
Prince

Girolamo de RadaGirolamo de Rada
29 November 1814
Journalist
Laura Mersini-HoughtonLaura Mersini-Houghton
Cosmologist
Abdyl FrasheriAbdyl Frasheri
01 June 1839
Politician