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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 1 Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa
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Famous As: Founder of Missionaries of Charity
Birthdate: August 26, 1910
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Skopje
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 Zog of Albania

Zog of Albania
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: October 8, 1895
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Albania
Died: April 9, 1961
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 3 Enver Hoxha

Enver Hoxha
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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.

 4 Skanderbeg

Skanderbeg
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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.
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 5 Muhammad Ali of Egypt

Muhammad Ali of Egypt
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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.

 6 Edi Rama

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

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.

 7 Sali Berisha

Sali Berisha
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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.

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 8 Ramiz Alia

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

 9 Bujar Nishani

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

 10 Nexhmije Hoxha

Nexhmije Hoxha
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 8, 1921
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bitola, North Macedonia
Died: February 26, 2020

 11 Fatos Nano

Fatos Nano
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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. 

 12 Mehmet Shehu

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

 13 Essad Pasha Toptani

Essad Pasha Toptani
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Famous As: Political leader
Birthdate: 1863 AD
Birthplace: Tirana, Albania
Died: June 13, 1920

 14 Monika Kryemadhi

Monika Kryemadhi
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 9, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dibër, Albania

 15 Agim Ramadani

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

 16 Fatmir Sejdiu

Fatmir Sejdiu
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Famous As: Legal historian, Educationist, University teacher
Birthdate: October 23, 1951
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pakashticë

 17 Fan S. Noli

Fan S. Noli
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Famous As: Prime Minister of Albania
Birthdate: January 6, 1882
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ibriktepe, Turkey
Died: March 13, 1965

 18 Belinda Balluku

Belinda Balluku
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: October 9, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tiranë, Albania

 19 Bamir Topi

Bamir Topi
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Famous As: Former President of Albania
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.

 20 Alfred Moisiu

Alfred Moisiu
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Famous As: Fourth President of Albania
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. 

 21 Vlora Citaku

Vlora Citaku
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: October 10, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Podujevo, SFR Yugoslavia

 22 Rexhep Meidani

Rexhep Meidani
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Famous As: President
Birthdate: August 17, 1944
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tirana

 23 Olta Xhaçka

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

 24 Rudina Hajdari

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

 25 Abdyl Frasheri

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

 26 Mimi Kodheli

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

 27 Grida Duma

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

 28 Adil Çarçani

Adil Çarçani
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 5, 1922
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gjirokaster, Albania
Died: October 13, 1997

 29 Patrona Halil

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

 30 Elisa Spiropali

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

 31 Vaso Pasha

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

 32 Tringe Smajli

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

 33 Ogerta Manastirliu

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

 34 Jozefina Topalli

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

 35 Albulena Haxhiu

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

 36 Mimoza Kusari-Lila

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

 37 Majlinda Bregu

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

 38 Etilda Gjonaj

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

 39 Kaqusha Jashari

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

 40 Senida Mesi

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

 41 Mirela Kumbaro

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

 42 Lindita Nikolla

Lindita Nikolla
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: October 22, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tirana, Albania

 43 Klajda Gjosha

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

 44 Sonila Qato

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

 45 Milena Harito

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

 46 Edi Shukriu

Edi Shukriu
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: October 22, 1950
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Prizren, Kosovo