Albanian

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.

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 1 Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: August 26, 1910
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Skopje, North Macedonia
Died: September 5, 1997

An Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun and a missionary, Mother Teresa was the founder of Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic religious congregation. She was both an admired and controversial figure and was the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. While she was admired by many for her charitable work, she also earned criticism for her stance against abortion and contraception.

 2 Skanderbeg

Skanderbeg
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Military Commander
Birthdate: May 6, 1405
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Principality of Kastrioti (Albania)
Died: January 17, 1468
Skanderbeg was initially a hostage at the Ottoman court and served the Ottoman sultan for about 20 years. He was named the governor of the Sanjak of Dibra, following which he became the captain general under King Alfonso V of Northern Albania and fought against the Ottoman forces.

 3 Enver Hoxha

Enver Hoxha
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former Communist Leader of Albania
Birthdate: October 16, 1908
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ergiri (Gjirokastër), Janina Vilayet, Ottoman Empire
Died: April 11, 1985

Enver Hoxha was an Albanian politician. From 1944 to 1954, Hoxha served as the prime minister of Albania. He is credited with rebuilding Albania after World War II. He was also responsible for building the country's first railway line, wiping out epidemics, raising the adult literacy rate, and electrification the country.

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 4 Muhammad Ali of Egypt

Muhammad Ali of Egypt
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Ottoman Governor of Egypt
Birthdate: March 4, 1769
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kavala, Greece
Died: August 2, 1849

Muhammad Ali of Egypt was the de facto ruler of Egypt from 1805 to 1848. He was also the Albanian Ottoman governor and is considered the founder of modern Egypt. He implemented drastic reforms in the military, economic and cultural spheres in Egypt. He established the Muhammad Ali dynasty that ruled Egypt until the revolution of 1952.

 5 Masiela Lusha

Masiela Lusha
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 23, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tirana, Albania
Albanian-American actor Masiela Lusha is best known for her Young Artist Award-winning role of Carmen Lopez in George Lopez and has appeared in films such as Blood: The Last Vampire. She has written several poetry books and has also translated Mother Teresa’s poems. She is also associated with U.N. Women.

 6 Zog of Albania

Zog of Albania
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: King
Birthdate: October 8, 1895
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Albania
Died: April 9, 1961

 7 Tony Dovolani

Tony Dovolani
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Listed In: Dancers
Famous As: Dancer
Birthdate: July 17, 1973
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pristina, SFR Yugoslavia
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 8 Safiye Sultan

Safiye Sultan
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Wife of Murad III
Birthdate: 1550 AD
Birthplace: Dukagjin highlands, Albania
Died: 1618 AD

 9 Dhurata Dora

Dhurata Dora
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 24, 1992
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Nuremberg, Germany

 10 Rezar wrestler

Rezar wrestler
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: June 16, 1994
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands

 11 Edi Rama

Edi Rama
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Prime Minister of Albania
Birthdate: July 4, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tirana, Albania

Edi Rama is an Albanian politician, writer, painter, publicist, former basketball player, and former pedagogue. He is currently serving as the prime minister of Albania. Since 2005, Rama has been serving as the Socialist Party of Albania's chairman. A football fanatic, Rama is a fan of popular football clubs, such as Juventus and FK Partizani.

 12 Era Istrefi

Era Istrefi
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: July 4, 1994
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pristina, Kosovo
Known for her single BonBon, which catapulted her to fame, Kosovo-Albanian singer Era Istrefi is the younger sister of singer Nora Istrefi. Era specializes in a signature fusion of dance, electronic, pop, and hip-hop. She also writes most of her lyrics in the Gheg Albanian dialect.

 13 Sali Berisha

Sali Berisha
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former President & Prime Minister of Albania
Birthdate: October 15, 1944
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Viçidol

Sali Berisha is an Albanian politician who served as the head of the Democratic Party of Albania from 1991 to 1992 and again from 1997 to 2013. From 1992 to 1997, he served as the president of Albania. One of the most popular Albanian politicians of all time, Berisha served as the prime minister of Albania from 2005 to 2013.

 14 Taulant Xhaka

Taulant Xhaka
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Footballer defensive midfielder position
Birthdate: March 28, 1991
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Basel, Switzerland

 15 Enca Haxhia

Enca Haxhia
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 19, 1995
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tirana, Albania

 16 Sefer Seferi

Sefer Seferi
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: March 5, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Gostivar, SR Macedonia, SFR Yugoslavia

 17 Lorik Cana

Lorik Cana
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Former Footballer midfielder and defender position
Birthdate: July 27, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pristina, Kosovo

 18 Noizy

Noizy
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: September 27, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sukth, People's Socialist Republic, present Albania

 19 Naim Frasheri

Naim Frasheri
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Famous As: Historian
Birthdate: May 25, 1846
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Fraşer, Yanya Eyalet, Ottoman Empire (now Frashër, Albania)
Died: October 20, 1900

 20 Anxhela Peristeri

Anxhela Peristeri
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 24, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Korçë, Albania

 21 Ali Pasha of Ioannina

Ali Pasha of Ioannina
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Government Official
Birthdate: 1740 AD
Birthplace: Tepelene, Albania
Died: January 24, 1822

 22 Arilena Ara

Arilena Ara
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 17, 1998
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Shkodër, Albania

 23 Emina Cunmulaj

Emina Cunmulaj
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Model
Birthdate: September 12, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Michigan, United States

 24 Marash Kumbulla

Marash Kumbulla
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Footballer defender position
Birthdate: February 8, 2000
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Peschiera del Garda, Italy

 25 Ramiz Alia

Ramiz Alia
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: October 18, 1925
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Shkodër
Died: October 7, 2011

 26 Mozzik

Mozzik
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: September 29, 1995
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ferizaj, Kosovo

 27 Leka Crown Prince of Albania born 1982

Leka Crown Prince of Albania born 1982
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Famous As: Prince
Birthdate: March 26, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sandton Clinic, Johannesburg, South Africa

 28 Nuri Seferi

Nuri Seferi
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: December 23, 1976
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: North Macedonia

 29 Azet

Azet
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper known for his debut studio album Fast Life in 2018 peaking at number one in Germany, Austria and Switzerland
Birthdate: March 6, 1993
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tirana, Albania

 30 Berat Djimsiti

Berat Djimsiti
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Footballer centre-back position
Birthdate: February 19, 1993
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Zürich, Switzerland

 31 Bleona

Bleona
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 14, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Korçë, Albania

 32 Bujar Nishani

Bujar Nishani
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: President of Albania
Birthdate: September 29, 1964
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Durrës

 33 Leka Crown Prince of Albania born 1939

Leka Crown Prince of Albania born 1939
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: April 5, 1939
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Royal Palace of Tirana, Tirana, Kingdom of Albania
Died: November 30, 2011

 34 Nora Istrefi

Nora Istrefi
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 25, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pristina, FR Yugoslavia, Kosovo

 35 Ermal Meta

Ermal Meta
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: April 20, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Fier, Albania

 36 Almeda Abazi

Almeda Abazi
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 13, 1992
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tirana, Albania

 37 Cindy Marina

Cindy Marina
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Model
Birthdate: July 18, 1998
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

 38 Sotiris Ninis

Sotiris Ninis
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: April 3, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Himarë

 39 Eni Vasili

Eni Vasili
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Tirana, Albania

 40 Fatos Nano

Fatos Nano
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former Prime Minister of Albania
Birthdate: September 16, 1952
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tirana

Fatos Nano is an Albanian socialist politician. He was the founder of the Socialist Party of Albania and became its first leader. He has served as the prime minister of Albania several times. He resigned as the prime minister in 2005 and has since maintained a low profile. He occasionally appears in political talk shows and has written three books. 

 41 Trejsi Sejdini

Trejsi Sejdini
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Model
Birthdate: May 30, 2000
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Elbasan, Albania

 42 Elvana Gjata

Elvana Gjata
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 3, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tirana, Albania

 43 Mërgim Mavraj

Mërgim Mavraj
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: June 9, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hanau

 44 Capital T

Capital T
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: February 29, 1992
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pristina

 45 Orli Shuka

Orli Shuka
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 27, 1976
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vlorë, Albania

 46 Dafina Zeqiri

Dafina Zeqiri
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 14, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Varberg, Sweden

 47 Mehmet Shehu

Mehmet Shehu
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 10, 1913
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Çorrush
Died: December 17, 1981

 48 Ismail Kadare

Ismail Kadare
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: January 28, 1936
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Gjirokastër, Albania

 49 Elia, Crown Princess of Albania

Elia, Crown Princess of Albania
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 8, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tirana, Albania

 50 Melinda Ademi

Melinda Ademi
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: November 19, 1995
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mitrovica, Kosovo