50 Rare Facts for Albanian's Founding Father

50 Rare Facts for Albanian's Founding Father

It is said that Ismail Qemali was born on October 16, but in history textbooks, his birthday is known as January 24, precisely because his birthday coincided with that of Enver Hoxha and the latter deliberately removed that information. The dictator did the same with all the descendants of the Vloraj family, exiling them and erasing them from history. Below we are bringing 50 rare pieces of information on the father of the Albanian nation.

 

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The origin of Albanian months' names

The origin of Albanian months' names

In Albanian, there are two versions of month names, translated from Latin, or an archaic Albanian version. In modern Albanian, some months kept the Albanian name, while others took the Latin translation.

 

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The bride of the mountains

The bride of the mountains

If in every corner of the word bride reminds you of a fragile, flourishing, and beautiful creature, in the rugged Albanian mountains it has a different meaning. Follow the deeply inspiring story of this Albanian highlander.

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Ismail Kadare: Articulating Albanian Identity

Ismail Kadare: Articulating Albanian Identity

Ismail Kadare, winner of a series of prestigious international awards celebrates his 85th birthday today. His literary creativity began in 1957, when he was just a high school student, and then did not stop evolving. He has received a host of literary awards throughout his life that only recently (2020) the Neudstadt International Prize for Literature for his work "Broken April".

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A mother teresa collection?

A mother teresa collection?

We at SHQIPFUL created a joyful Mother Teresa design. We believe in the power of love, friendship, compassion and kindness, traits that the Albanian nation holds true to this day. Mother Teresa has all that and more. This is the least we could do for her after all she's done for the whole world. 

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The extraordinary history of the “Eagle of Epirus”

The extraordinary history of the “Eagle of Epirus”

If you are a history fan with a love for antiquity, then you probably have heard of King Pyrrhus. Nicknamed "the eagle", he is remembered as one of the most epic and legendary kings and war generals of all time.

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Photo taken by Dutch Colonel Thomson.

Isa Boletini, the fearless hero of Albania

Isa Boletini is one of the relentless fighters of the Independence period.
History has given full praise to his figure. He connected his life and that of his family with the fate of the homeland, the love, and loyalty to which he expressed with the words: "I am good when Albania is good".

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Marigo Posio, the mother of the flag

Marigo Posio, the mother of the flag

The official Albanian version recognizes Marigo Posion as the embroiderer of the flag raised on the day of the declaration of Independence. For this, she was called the "mother of the flag". But Marigo Posio did much more than that.

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Skanderbeg's Visit To Rome

Skanderbeg's Visit To Rome

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.

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The Albanian Che Guevara!

The Albanian Che Guevara!

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.

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Teuta, the most powerful Queen of antiquity

Teuta, the most powerful Queen of antiquity

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. 

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The Lion we know little of

The Lion we know little of

In the middle of Janina's lake stands still an amazing castle of which you may know little. Inside it are buried close to each-other a couple: Emine and the headless body of Ali Pashë Tepelena

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