Famous Albanian Leaders

Albania has been one of the most prominent countries in Southeastern Europe. Ever since it gained its independence in 1912, Albania has been a parliamentary republic. The country follows the Constitution of Albania which was last renewed in 1998. According to the same, the President is the head of the state while the executive powers rests with the Council of Ministers, which in turn is headed by the Prime Minister. The presidential elections of Albania are held every four years. It is the President who elects the Prime Minister or Chairman of the Council of Ministers. Later, under the recommendations of the Prime Minister, the council of ministers are nominated by the President of Albania. Ismail Qemali Bej was the first President of Albania following its independence. He acted as the Prime minister too. Some of the most eminent Albanian leaders since then are Haxhi Lleshi, Ramiz Alia, Rexhep Meidani, bamir Topi, Bujar Nishani, Sali Berisha, Edi Rama and so on. With this segment, learn in details about the life and works of Albanian leaders.

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Skanderbeg
(Military Commander)

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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.

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Enver Hoxha
(Former Communist Leader of Albania)

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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.

 3 
Muhammad Ali of Egypt
(Ottoman Governor of Egypt)

Muhammad Ali of Egypt
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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.

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Edi Rama
(Prime Minister of Albania)

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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.

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Zog of Albania
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Birthdate: October 8, 1895
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Albania
Died: April 9, 1961

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Sali Berisha
(Former President & Prime Minister of Albania)

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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.

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Ali Pasha of Ioannina
(Albanian ruler who served as pasha of a large part of western Rumelia)

Ali Pasha of Ioannina
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Birthdate: 1740 AD
Birthplace: Tepelenë, Albania
Died: January 24, 1822
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 8 
Ramiz Alia
(Politician)

Ramiz Alia
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Birthdate: October 18, 1925
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Shkodër
Died: October 7, 2011

 9 
Fatos Nano
(Former Prime Minister of Albania)

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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. 

 10 
Bujar Nishani
(President of Albania)

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Birthdate: September 29, 1964
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Durrës

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Nexhmije Hoxha
(Politician)

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Birthdate: February 8, 1921
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bitola, North Macedonia
Died: February 26, 2020

 12 
Mehmet Shehu
(Politician)

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Birthdate: January 10, 1913
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Çorrush
Died: December 17, 1981

 13 
Fan S. Noli
(Prime Minister of Albania)

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Birthdate: January 6, 1882
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ibriktepe, Turkey
Died: March 13, 1965

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Agim Ramadani
(Commander)

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Birthdate: May 3, 1963
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Žegra, Gnjilane, SFR Yugoslavia (now Kosovo)
Died: April 11, 1999

 15 
Essad Pasha Toptani
(Political leader)

Essad Pasha Toptani
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Birthdate: 1863 AD
Birthplace: Tirana, Albania
Died: June 13, 1920

 16 
Fatmir Sejdiu
(Legal historian, Educationist, University teacher)

Fatmir Sejdiu
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Birthdate: October 23, 1951
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pakashticë

 17 
Bamir Topi
(Former President of Albania)

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Birthdate: April 24, 1957
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tirana

Bamir Topi is an Albanian politician and diplomat who served as the president of Albania from 2007 to 2012. An ardent football fan, Bamir Topi served as the honorary president of the popular Albanian football club Klubi i Futbollit Tirana from 2005 to 2007.

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Alfred Moisiu
(Fourth President of Albania)

Alfred Moisiu
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Birthdate: December 1, 1929
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Shkodër

Alfred Moisiu is a former Albanian military general turned diplomat and politician.  The oldest son of Albanian Army general, Spiro Moisiu, he was ambitious from the beginning and received a Ph.D. in military science. After a successful military career, he entered politics and went on to serve as the president of Albania from 2002 to 2007. 

 19 
Monika Kryemadhi
(Politician)

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Birthdate: April 9, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dibër, Albania

 20 
Rexhep Meidani
(President)

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Birthdate: August 17, 1944
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tirana

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Olta Xhaçka
(Politician)

Olta Xhaçka
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Birthdate: December 25, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tirana, Albania

 22 
Belinda Balluku
(Politician)

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Birthdate: October 9, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tiranë, Albania

 23 
Hasan Tahsin Pasha
(Military officer, Politician)

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Birthdate: 1845 AD
Birthplace: Çarshovë, Albania
Died: 1918 AD

 24 
Vlora Citaku
(Politician)

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Birthdate: October 10, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Podujevo, SFR Yugoslavia

 25 
Abdyl Frasheri
(Politician)

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Birthdate: June 1, 1839
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Frashër, Përmet District, Albania, then Vilayet of Janina, Ottoman Empire
Died: October 23, 1892

Abdyl Frasheri was an Ottoman Albanian politician and civil servant. He was one of the first political ideologues of the Albanian Revival from Albania. Abdyl Frasheri is also credited with establishing Istanbul's Central Committee for Defending Albanian Rights. He was also proclaimed as the Hero of Albania during the communist regime.

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Rudina Hajdari
(Politician)

Rudina Hajdari
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Birthdate: August 15, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tirana, Albania

 27 
Grida Duma
(Politician)

Grida Duma
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Birthdate: June 11, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Durrës, Albania

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Adil Çarçani
(Politician)

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Birthdate: May 5, 1922
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gjirokaster, Albania
Died: October 13, 1997

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Patrona Halil
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Birthdate: 1690 AD
Birthplace: Orestida, Greece
Died: November 25, 1730

 30 
Mimi Kodheli
(Politician)

Mimi Kodheli
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Birthdate: September 11, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tirana, Albania

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Vaso Pasha
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Birthdate: September 17, 1825
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Shkodër, Vilayet of Scutari, Ottoman Empire
Died: June 29, 1892

 32 
Tringe Smajli
(Fighter)

Tringe Smajli
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Birthdate: 1880 AD
Birthplace: Grudë, Albania
Died: November 2, 1917

 33 
Elisa Spiropali
(Politician)

Elisa Spiropali
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Birthdate: March 15, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tirana, Albania

 34 
Koçi Xoxe
(Deputy Prime Minister of Albania)

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Birthdate: May 1, 1911
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Flampouro, Greece
Died: June 11, 1949

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Idriz Seferi
(Albanian leader and guerrilla fighter)

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Birthdate: March 14, 1847
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sefer, Serbia
Died: March 25, 1927

 36 
Majlinda Bregu
(Politician)

Majlinda Bregu
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Birthdate: May 19, 1974
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tirana, Albania

 37 
Ogerta Manastirliu
(Politician)

Ogerta Manastirliu
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Birthdate: December 31, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tiranë, Albania

 38 
Mimoza Kusari-Lila
(Politician)

Mimoza Kusari-Lila
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Birthdate: October 16, 1975
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Gjakova, Kosovo

 39 
Jozefina Topalli
(Politician)

Jozefina Topalli
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Birthdate: November 26, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Shkodër, Albania

 40 
Albulena Haxhiu
(Politician)

Albulena Haxhiu
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Birthdate: May 11, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pristina, Kosovo

 41 
Lindita Nikolla
(Politician)

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Birthdate: October 22, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tirana, Albania

 42 
Kaqusha Jashari
(Politician)

Kaqusha Jashari
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Birthdate: August 16, 1946
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Srbica, Kosovo

 43 
Etilda Gjonaj
(Politician)

Etilda Gjonaj
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Birthdate: May 6, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pukë, Albania

 44 
Mirela Kumbaro
(Politician)

Mirela Kumbaro
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Birthdate: March 4, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tirana, Albania

 45 
Senida Mesi
(Politician)

Senida Mesi
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Birthdate: December 16, 1977
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Shkodër, Albania

 46 
Klajda Gjosha
(Politician)

Klajda Gjosha
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Birthdate: July 28, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tirana, Albania

 47 
Milena Harito
(Politician)

Milena Harito
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Birthdate: October 4, 1966
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tirana, Albania

 48 
Edi Shukriu
(Politician)

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Birthdate: October 22, 1950
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Prizren, Kosovo

 49 
Sonila Qato
(Politician)

Sonila Qato
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Birthdate: September 19, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tirana, Albania