Ismail Qemali was an Albanian diplomat, politician, statesman and the Founding Father of modern Albania. The principal author of the Declaration of Independence, he subsequently served as the first Prime and Foreign Minister of Albania during the period from 1912 to 1914.
A very important event that Europe "forgets" to mention and that we want to bring to your attention, happened 555 years ago. If you dig into various online articles it is said that Skanderbeg went to Rome in the years 1466-1467 but not much is said about why he went there.
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.
The Illyrian queen Teuta is one of the most extraordinary figures of Illyrian antiquity and of our Albanian heritage. With her intelligence, courage, and abilities to govern, she managed to strengthen her position in the Mediterranean region and became one of the most serious rivals of the Roman Empire.
This story will appear as one of those Arab fairytales where the main character saves his own life by just doing what he loves the most: dancing. Even though this may appear as a fairytale is indeed a true story, a true Albanian story coming from the Çam community.
Did you know that only Albanians celebrate the 14th of March or the so called Summer Day?
This is a pagan celebration that is still celebrated throughout Albania. It has its roots in Snake and Sun Cults of the Illyrians. Albanian writers such as Naim Frashëri and Faik Konica have both written stories of its origin.