List of Albanians


List of Albanians

This is a list of historical and living Albanians (of Albania or the Albanian diaspora) who are famous or notable, sorted by occupation and name:

Artists

* Erbi P. Ago- Actor, Model
* Ledio Ago - fashion designer and cosmonaut
* James (Jim) Belushi- American Actor
* Tony Dovolani - Dancing With The Stars
* John Belushi -American Actor
* Ledoin Bitinkca -inventor
* Regis Philbin- Actor TV Host
* Peter Bici actor, skateboarder
* Ledina Çelo - model, singer
* Eliza Dushku - actress
* Agim Kaba - actor
* Tinka Kurti - actress
* Marie Logoreci - actress, singer, director
* Masiela Lusha
* Peter Malota
* Aleksander Moisiu
* Enver Petrovci - actor
* Kadri Roshi

* Fran Nikoll Kolçaj - Painter, musician, composer, poet, mathematician, mechanistic, engineer, & Catholic scholar.
* Abdurrahim Buza - painter
* Kole Idromeno - painter, sculptor, photographer, architect, and engineer
* Ibrahim Kodra - painter
* Burim Myftiu - photographer
* Gjon Mili - photographer
* Vangjush Mio - painter
* Emin Kadi-photographer/publisher [www.clearmag.com] [www.eminphoto.com]

Doctors, psychologists, biologists, medical researchers

* Sali Berisha - cardiologist
* Petrika Troja - microbiologist
* Ferid Muradi - medical researcher Nobel laureate

Economists, political scientists

* Gramoz Pashko - economist, and former Deputy Prime Minister of Albania

Entrepreneurs, business people, organisation executives

*Anthony Athanas - Famous restaurateur (self-made multimillionaire)
*Florin Krasniqi - President of Triangle General Construction Brooklyn, NY & Kosova
*Behxhet Pacolli - President of Mabetex
*Ekrem Lluka - President of Dukagjini Group.
*Ramiz Kelmendi - Founder of Elkos Group.
*Shkëmb Morina - One of the Youngest Albanian Businessmens that operates in Kosovo and Albania
*Vehbi Veliu - President of VEVE Group.
*Ekrem Bardha - Owner of at least 19 McDonalds in America
*Shkelqim Devolli - President of Devolli Group.

Filmmakers, theatre directors, movie directors, choreographers

* Stan Dragoti
* Marie Logoreci - director, actress, singer
* Anri Sala

Historians, anthropologists, archaeologists, linguists, folklorists

* Marin Barleti - historian
* Bernard Bilota (1843–1918) - Arbëresh folklorist and poet
* Gjon Buzuku - translator, author of the first book written in Albanian (1555)
* Eqrem Çabej - the most prominent Albanian linguist
* Baron Franz Nopcsa -- ethnologist
* Zef Skiroi - Arberesh folklorist, poet, publicist

Military personalities

* Rahim Ademi - General, Croatian Army, of Albanian origin
* Isa Boletini - nationalistClarifyme|date=December 2007
* Kara Mahmud Bushati- military rulerClarifyme|date=December 2007
* Agim Çeku - General, Prime Minister of Kosovo
* Lekë Dukagjini - General of Albanian army, Prince of Albania
* Mohammed Jamaili - commander of UCPMB
* Adem Jashari - commander of Kosovo Liberation Army
* Ded Gjo Luli - flagbearer of the Malësori army during the Battle of Deçiq
* Spiro MoisiuClarifyme|date=December 2007
* Franz Nopcsa - pre-WWI nationalist for Albanian independence
* Ibrahim Pasha - general of Egypt
* Ali Pashë - military ruler
* Gjergj Kastriot Skanderbeg - national heroClarifyme|date=December 2007
* Qemal StafaClarifyme|date=December 2007
* Hashim Thaci - leader of Kosovo Liberation Army

Musicians, singers, composers, conductors


* Alban Furtuna - Musician, Composer,
* Anita Bitri - pop singer and violinist
* Pirro Çako - singer (tenor, soprano), composer
* Ledina Çelo - singer, model
* Tish Daia - composer
* Luiz EjlliClarifyme|date=December 2007
* Eli Fara - singer
* Idajet Xhaferaj - Clarinet player
* Adrian Gaxha - singer
* Simon Gjoni (1926–1991) - composer
* Tonin Harapi (1928–1992) - composer
* Feim Ibrahimi (1935–1997) - composer
* Preng Jakova - composer
* Leonora Jakupi - singer
* Akil Mark Koci (born 1936) - composer
* Elsa Lila - singer
* Halil Xhaferaj - Violinist
* Marie Logoreci - singer, director, actress
* Inva Mula-Tchako - soprano
* Frederik Ndoci - singer
* Nexhmije Pagarusha - singer
* Tedi Papavrami - violinist
* Anjeza Shahini - singer
* Çesk Zadeja (1927–1997) - composer
* Remzije Murati (196?–2007)-singer
* Kara DioGuardi -singer, songwriter

Politicians, activists, diplomats

* Ramiz Alia - PresidentClarifyme|date=December 2007
* Fejzi Alizoti - politicianClarifyme|date=December 2007
* Simon Augustini - politicianClarifyme|date=December 2007
* Sali Berisha - former President of Albania, present Prime Minister
* Andon Beça - politician
* Sali Kelmendi - former Mayor of Tirana (1992-1996)
* Shkelzen MaliqiClarifyme|date=December 2007
* Zef BushatiClarifyme|date=December 2007
* Ibrahim RugovaClarifyme|date=December 2007
* Bajram Curri - national heroClarifyme|date=December 2007
* Nexhat DaciClarifyme|date=December 2007
* Izet DibraClarifyme|date=December 2007
* Xhemil Dino - diplomatClarifyme|date=December 2007
* Joseph DioGuardi - CongressmanClarifyme|date=December 2007
* Mid'hat Bey Frashëri (a.k.a. Midhat Frashari; 1880–1949) - freedom fighter (Albanian Balli Kombetare leader), writer
* Skënder Gjinushi - politicianClarifyme|date=December 2007
* Luigj Gurakuqi - patriotClarifyme|date=December 2007
* Azem Hajdari - politicianClarifyme|date=December 2007
* Ramush Haradinaj - Kosovo's former prime minister
* Nexhmije Hoxha - Chairwoman of Secretariat of the (Communist) Albanian Women's League(1946-1952).

* Enver Hoxha - Secreatry of the Communist Party of Albania (1945-1985)
* Kastriot Islami - politicianClarifyme|date=December 2007
* Ali Kelmendi - communistClarifyme|date=December 2007
* Elez KociClarifyme|date=December 2007
* Bajram Kosumi - Prime Minister of Kosovo
* Mazhar Krasniqi - Community leader, New Zealand.
* Francesco Crispi - Italian Nationalist
* Eqrem Bej Libohova - Albanian WWII Nazi figure
* Ded Gjo Luli - nationalistClarifyme|date=December 2007
* Pandeli Majko - politicianClarifyme|date=December 2007
* Nazmi Mehmeti - Community leader, New Zealand.
* Rexhep Meidani - PresidentClarifyme|date=December 2007
* Aleksander Meksi - former Prime Minister of Albania
* Alfred Moisiu - current PresidentClarifyme|date=December 2007
* Sulejman Pasha - founder of Tirana
* Essad Pasha - politicianClarifyme|date=December 2007
* Gramoz Pashko - former Deputy Prime Minister of Albania, economist
* Turhan Pasha Përmeti - politicianClarifyme|date=December 2007
* Hasan Bej Prishtina - Prime Minister, nationalistClarifyme|date=December 2007
* Ismail Qemali - nationalistClarifyme|date=December 2007
* Bozidar Kalmeta Croatian politician
* Edi Rama - mayor of Tirana
* Bajram Rexhepi - Kosovo's former Prime Minister
* Ibrahim Rugova - Kosovo's President
* Fatmir Sejdiu - President of Kosovo
* Mehmet Shehu - communist politicianClarifyme|date=December 2007
* Eqerem Spahia - politicianClarifyme|date=December 2007
* Veton Surroi - politicianClarifyme|date=December 2007 , publicist
* Hashim Thaçi - Kosovo's opposition leader
* Jozefina TopalliClarifyme|date=December 2007
* Shefqet Verlaci - politicianClarifyme|date=December 2007
* Azem Vllasi - communist in former Yugoslavia
* Koçi Xoxe - former Defence and Interior Minister of Albania
* Xhafer Ypi - politicianClarifyme|date=December 2007

Monarchs and royalty

* Ahmet Zogu - King of Albania

* Ismail Pasha - Khedive of Egypt

* Leka Anwar Zog Reza Baudouin Msiziwe

* Leka Zogu - Albanian Prince

* Lekë Dukagjini - Prince of Albanian, General of Albanian army.

* Mehmet Ali - viceroy of Egypt (ethnic Albanian)

* Mehmet Sa'idClarifyme|date=December 2007

* Tewfik Pasha - Khedive of Egypt

* Vasile Lupu - Prince of Moldavia
* Iliri I - Prince of Chameria

Prime Ministers of the Ottoman Empire

*Ahmet Pasha Dukagjini
*Ahmet Izzet Pasha
*Ajaz Mehmet Pasha Vlora
*Ajvas-zade Halil Pasha
*Amzhazade Hysein Pasha
*Arnavuat (Semiz) Ahmet Pasha
*Bajazit Pasha
*Bijikli Ali Pasha
*Damad Ferid Pasha
*Davud Pasha
*Fehmi Bince-Arnaut
*Giritli-Mustafa Nail Pasha
*Hadim Hasan Pasha
*Haxhi-Ahcas Mehmet Pasha
*Haxhi-Halil Pasha
*Ibrahim Pasha Parga
*Is'hak Pasha
*Jemishxi Hasan Pasha
*Kadi Ali Pasha
*Kara Ahmet Pasha Dukagjini
*Kara Murat Pasha
*Kemankush Kara Mustafa Pasha
*Koxha Sinan Pasha
*Köpryly Fayil Ahmet Pasha
*Köpryly Zade Mustafa Pasha
*Lufti Pasha Shkodra
*Mehmet Ferid Pasha Vlora
*Mehmet Pasha Qypërliu
*Memish Pasha
*Merre Hysein Pasha
*Mustafa Pasha Bajrakatari
*Nasuh Pasha
*Numan Pasha Qypërliu
*Nexhip Bej Basha
*Ohërli Hasan-Hysein Pasha
*Rrustem Pasha
*Said Halim Pasha
*Sener Mecihan aka Kasabali Pasha
*Sinan Pasha
*Tabani Jassi Mehmet Pasha
*Tarhonxhu Ahmet Pasha
*Xhivan-kapuxubashi sultan-Zade Semin Mehmet Pasha
*Zurnazen Mustafa Pasha
*Mehmet Krasniqi-patriot/historian

Religious figures

* Muhammad Naasiruddeen al-Albaanee - Islamic scholar
* Abdul-Kader Arnauti - Islamic scholar
* Fan S. Noli (1882–1965) - religious leader, poet
* Mother Theresa (a.k.a. Agnes Gonxhe Bojaxhiu) Roman Catholic nun of Albanian origin

Scientists, matheamaticians, engineers (non-medical)

* Fatos Kongoli - mathematician, writer
* Laura Mersini - cosmologist
* Franz Nopcsa - paleontologist, geologist

Writers (authors, journalists, poets), publicists, publishers

* Pjetër Budi (1566–1622) - author of religious works
* Frang Bardhi (1606–1643) - author
* Nezim Frakulla (1680–1760) - poet
* Nicola Chetta (ca. 1740 – 1803) - poet
* Jul Variboba (a.k.a. Giulio Variboba; 1742–1788) - poet
* Jeronim de Rada (1814–1903) - poet
* Pashko Vasa (a.k.a. Wassa Effendi; 1825–1892) - poet
* Dora d'Istria (1829–1888) - writer, publicist
* Bernard Bilota (1843–1918) - Arberesh poet and folklorist
* Zef Serembe (a.k.a. Giuseppe Serembe; 1844–1901) - poet
* Naim Frashëri (1846–1900) - poet
* Filip Shiroka (1859–1935) - poet
* Ndre Mjeda (1866–1937) - poet
* Andon Zako Çajupi (1866–1930) - poet and dramatist
* Gjergj Fishta (1871–1940) - writer and poet
* Aleksander Stavre Drenova (a.k.a. Asdreni; 1872–1947) - poet
* Mehmet Akif Ersoy (1873-1936) - poet
* Faik Konica (1875-1942) - writer, stylistClarifyme|date=December 2007
* Mid'hat Bey Frashëri (a.k.a. Midhat Frashari; 1880–1949) - writer and freedom fighter
* Fan S. Noli (1882–1965) - poet, religious leader
* Antonio Gramsci (1891-1973) - writer, philosopher
* Tanıl Bora (born 1963) - writer from Turkey
* Millosh Gjergj Nikolla (a.k.a. Migjeni; 1911–1938) - poet
* Ernesto Sabato (born 1911) - writer from Argentina
* Musine Kokalari (1917-1983)- writer
* Vorea Ujko (a.k.a. Domenico Bellizzi; 1918–1989) - poet
* Dritëro Agolli (born 1931) - poet, writer
* Karmel Kandreva (1931-1982)- Arberesh writer
* Din Mehmeti (born 1932) - poet
* Jakup Mato (1934-2005)- researcher, literatureClarifyme|date=December 2007
* Ismail Kadare (born 1936) - writer and poet
* Teodor Laço (born 1936) - writer
* Rexhep Qosja (born 1936) - poet and literary critic
* Rifat Kukaj (1938-2005) - writer
* Ali Podrimja (born 1942) - poet
* Teki Dervishi (born 1943) - poet, novelist and playwright
* Fatos Kongoli (born 1944) - writer, mathematician
* Eqrem Basha (born 1948) - poet
* Flora Brovina (born 1949) - poet
* Ilir Kadia (born 1957) - writer, journalist
* Xhevdet Bajraj (born 1960) - poet
* Agron Bajrami (born 1967_ - journalist, editor, editor in chief of Koha Ditore newspaper
* Tom Perrotta (born 1961) - novelist and former Professor of EnglishClarifyme|date=December 2007
* Veton Surroi (born 1961) - publicist, politician
* Gjekė Marinaj (born 1965) - Albanian-American poet
* Irma Kurti(born 1966) - poetess, text-writer
* Veli Karahoda (born 1968) - novelist, poet, essayist
* Zef Skiroi - Arberesh poet, publicist, folklorist
* Hasan Zyko Kamberi - poet

Other

*Iliaz Bazda - German spy
*Hava Rexha - was the oldest woman in Albania and maybe in the world

See also

* List of people of Albanian origin
* List of Albanian-Americans
* Albania
* List of people by nationality

References


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