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

Masiela LushaMasiela Lusha
23 October 1985
Actress

SkanderbegSkanderbeg
06 May 1405
Military Commander

Muhammad Ali of EgyptMuhammad Ali of Egypt
04 March 1769
Ottoman Governor of Egypt
Barıs ArducBarıs Arduc
09 October 1987
Actor

Edi RamaEdi Rama
04 July 1964
Prime Minister of Albania

Sali BerishaSali Berisha
15 October 1944
Former President & Prime Minister of Albania
Era IstrefiEra Istrefi
04 July 1994
Singer, Songwriter

Fatos NanoFatos Nano
16 September 1952
Former Prime Minister of Albania
Bamir TopiBamir Topi
24 April 1957
Former President of Albania

Alfred MoisiuAlfred Moisiu
01 December 1929
Fourth President of Albania

Fan S. NoliFan S. Noli
06 January 1882
Prime Minister 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 PashaAli Pasha
1750 AD
politician
Ali Pasha of IoanninaAli Pasha of Ioannina
1740 AD
Government Official

Tony DovolaniTony Dovolani
17 July 1973
Dancer
Sefer SeferiSefer Seferi
05 March 1979
Boxer

Besiana KadareBesiana Kadare
1972 AD
Diplomat

Ramiz AliaRamiz Alia
18 October 1925
Politician
Anxhela PeristeriAnxhela Peristeri
24 March 1986
Singer

Senida MesiSenida Mesi
16 December 1977
Politician
Klajda GjoshaKlajda Gjosha
28 July 1983
Politician

Floreta FaberFloreta Faber
19 March 1968
Diplomat

Mirela KumbaroMirela Kumbaro
04 March 1966
Politician
Lindita NikollaLindita Nikolla
22 October 1965
Politician

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Milena HaritoMilena Harito
04 October 1966
Politician
Sonila QatoSonila Qato
19 September 1977
Politician

Leonora JakupiLeonora Jakupi
03 March 1979
Singer

Nexhmije HoxhaNexhmije Hoxha
08 February 1921
Politician

Fan NoliFan Noli
06 January 1882
Former Prime Minister of Albania
Almeda AbaziAlmeda Abazi
13 February 1992
Actress
Capital TCapital T
29 February 1992
Rapper

Orli ShukaOrli Shuka
27 May 1976
Actor

Dafina ZeqiriDafina Zeqiri
14 April 1989
Singer

Elia, Crown Princess of AlbaniaElia, Crown Princess of Albania
08 February 1983
Actress
Sotiris NinisSotiris Ninis
03 April 1990
Association football player

Gjergj FishtaGjergj Fishta
23 October 1871
Poet

Mehmet ShehuMehmet Shehu
10 January 1913
Politician

Elvana GjataElvana Gjata
03 February 1987
Singer

MigjeniMigjeni
13 October 1911
Poet
Essad Pasha ToptaniEssad Pasha Toptani
1863 AD
Political leader

Majlinda KelmendiMajlinda Kelmendi
09 May 1991
Judoka
Emina CunmulajEmina Cunmulaj
12 September 1984
Model

Trejsi SejdiniTrejsi Sejdini
30 May 2000
Model

Enca HaxhiaEnca Haxhia
19 October 1995
Singer
Monika KryemadhiMonika Kryemadhi
09 April 1974
Politician

Petro MarkoPetro Marko
25 November 1913
Novelist
Arilena AraArilena Ara
17 July 1998
Singer

Lasgush PoradeciLasgush Poradeci
27 December 1899
Poet

Jonida MaliqiJonida Maliqi
26 March 1983
Singer

Ledri VulaLedri Vula
10 July 1986
Rapper

Butrint ImeriButrint Imeri
03 July 1996
Singer
Agim RamadaniAgim Ramadani
03 May 1963
Commander

Sami FrashëriSami Frashëri
01 June 1850
Writer

Nik XhelilajNik Xhelilaj
05 March 1983
Actor

Melinda AdemiMelinda Ademi
19 November 1995
Rapper
Mitrush KuteliMitrush Kuteli
13 September 1907
Writer

Nora IstrefiNora Istrefi
25 March 1986
Singer
Shkelqim TropliniShkelqim Troplini
01 October 1966
Wrestler

Eni VasiliEni Vasili
Journalist

Donika KastriotiDonika Kastrioti
1428 AD
Noblewoman
Olta XhaçkaOlta Xhaçka
25 December 1979
Politician

Juliana PashaJuliana Pasha
20 May 1980
Singer
Bujar NishaniBujar Nishani
29 September 1964
President of Albania

Blerim DestaniBlerim Destani
12 April 1981
Actor

Vaso PashaVaso Pasha
17 September 1825
Poet
Cindy MarinaCindy Marina
18 July 1998
Model

Aurela GaçeAurela Gaçe
16 October 1974
Singer
Rosela GjylbeguRosela Gjylbegu
13 March 1987
Singer

Ermal MetaErmal Meta
20 April 1981
Composer

Fatmir SejdiuFatmir Sejdiu
23 October 1951
Legal historian, Educationist, University teacher

Xhensila MyrtezajXhensila Myrtezaj
09 April 1993
Singer
Miriam CaniMiriam Cani
30 May 1985
Singer-songwriter
Musine KokalariMusine Kokalari
10 February 1917
Writer

Sedefkar Mehmed AghaSedefkar Mehmed Agha
1540 AD
Architect

Dallas MooreDallas Moore
27 October 1994
Basketball player

Arbana OsmaniArbana Osmani
07 May 1983
Television presenter
Jozefina TopalliJozefina Topalli
26 November 1963
Politician

Angela MartiniAngela Martini
23 May 1986
Model

Eugent BushpepaEugent Bushpepa
02 July 1984
Songwriter

Robert NdrenikaRobert Ndrenika
10 January 1942
Actor

Elina DuniElina Duni
10 March 1981
Jazz singer
Laura Mersini-HoughtonLaura Mersini-Houghton
Cosmologist

Eneda TarifaEneda Tarifa
30 March 1982
Singer
Matvei PetrovMatvei Petrov
16 July 1990
Gymnast

Afërdita DreshajAfërdita Dreshaj
19 July 1986
Singer
Ermal MamaqiErmal Mamaqi
21 March 1982
Actor
Grida DumaGrida Duma
11 June 1977
Politician