What has happened on January 24th?

What has happened on January 24th?

On January 24, history witnessed the demise of three iconic figures in Albanian history: Ismail Qemali, Isa Boletini, and Ali Pasha Tepelena. Delving into the latter's intriguing tale, the order...
January 22, 2024
Grameno's Odyssey: A Hero's Journey to Albanian Independence

Grameno's Odyssey: A Hero's Journey to Albanian Independence

Meet Mihal Grameno, a true Albanian patriot and Renaissance figure born on January 13, 1871. A man of many hats – nationalist, politician, writer, freedom fighter, and journalist – Grameno...
January 11, 2024
Fan Noli and Besa-Besë: A January 6th Odyssey

Fan Noli and Besa-Besë: A January 6th Odyssey

In the grand tapestry of history, some dates resonate louder than others, and January 6th is undoubtedly one of those symphonic days for Albania. Why? Because it's not just the...
January 04, 2024
Unveiling the story of the First Albanian Book

Unveiling the story of the First Albanian Book

Embarking on a fascinating journey through the annals of Albanian history, we unveil story of the first Albanian book, "Meshari" by Gjon Buzuku (1555). Picture this: in the shadows of time, this...
January 03, 2024
Fighting Against All Odds

Fighting Against All Odds

Çerçiz Topulli was an Albanian guerrilla war leader that fought all 3 of our enemies: Turks, Greeks, and Serbs. He was born in 1880 in Gjirokastra in a patriotic family of 14 kids. Him and his older brother Bajo fought hard for Albanian independence, but Bajo was more political whereas Çerçiz was more into war.

September 12, 2023
League of Lezhe

League of Lezhe

One of the most important dates in the history of the Albanian people, without a doubt, is the Covenant of Lezha, also known as the "Albanian League of Lezha", the Assembly of Lezha, or the League of Albanian Princes. This connection was created by the initiative of Gjergj Kastriot-Skënderbeu, who had returned to Kruja shortly before to unite the forces of the Albanian principalities to oppose the Ottoman Empire.
March 02, 2023
Pasha of Shkodra

What did Albanians give to the Ottoman Empire?

For 5 centuries Albanians were under Ottoman rule. In these 5 centuries, Albanians were the biggest opponents and contributors to this empire.
February 04, 2023
The meeting of tribal leaders in 1916 in the Albanian lands

A Look at a Tribal Council Meeting in 1916

Edith Durham has some priceless experiences from the year 1916 that are more significant than all the scholarly discussions that can explain what is meant by the statement that the...
February 04, 2023
The Albanian remained Albanian

The Albanian remained Albanian

Although the Albanian lands remained under Turkish rule for almost 500 years and many foods, clothes and traditions were adopted by the Albanian population, there were some things that never...
February 04, 2023
Hero Bajram Curri of the tribe Krasniqe

The Krasniqi Tribe

The main settlements of the Krasniqi tribe are Bajram Curri (Kolgecaj), Selimaj (Gegëhysen), Bujani, Llugaj, Margegaj, and Dragobia.
February 04, 2023
The Brave Hoti tribe

The Brave Hoti tribe

If you are from the north of the Albanian lands and have one of these surnames, your family probably originates from the Hoti tribe: Cunmullaj, Camaj, Dedvukaj, Dushaj, Gjelaj, Gjonaj, Gojçaj, Junçaj, Lajçaj, Lucgjonaj, Nicaj.
February 03, 2023
The Gruda Tribe

The Gruda Tribe

If you are from the north of the Albanian lands and have one of the surnames below, your family probably originates from the tribe of Gruda. Read more to find out why Gruda tribe has played a very important role in Albanian history.
February 03, 2023