League of Lezhë

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League of Lezhë
Lidhja Shqiptare e Lezhës
Union of all Albanian Principalities[source?]
1444–1479
 

Coat of arms

Capital Lezhë
Language(s) Albanian
Religion Roman Catholic,
Eastern Orthodox
Government Principality
Monarch
 - 1444–1468 Skanderbeg
 - 1468–1479 Lekë Dukagjini
Legislature Assembly of Noblemen
Historical era Middle Ages
 - Established 2 March 1444
 - Disestablished 25 April 1479
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Muzakaj Principality of Berat
Principality of Kastrioti
Principality of Dukagjini
Princedom of Albania
State of Arianiti
Ottoman Albania
Republic of Venice
Today part of  Albania
 Kosovo
 Macedonia
 Serbia
 Montenegro

The League of Lezhë (2 March 1444 – 25 April 1479) was a group of Albanian principalities. It was formed in Lezhë on 2 March 1444. It was the first time all of Albania was together as a country.[1][2][3] It was started by Skanderbeg to fight the Ottoman Armies.

References[change | change source]

  1. Rogers, Clifford (2010-06-21). The Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology. Oxford University Press. p. 363. ISBN 9780195334036. http://books.google.com/books?id=mzwpq6bLHhMC&pg=RA2-PA363. Retrieved 1 February 2012.
  2. Pickard, Rob; Çeliku, Florent (2008). Analysis and reform of cultural heritage policies in South-East Europe. Council of Europe. p. 16. ISBN 9789287162656. http://books.google.com/books?id=Bi8fjENzJacC&pg=PA16. Retrieved 2 February 2012.
  3. Schmitt, Oliver Jens (2009) (in Albanian), Skënderbeu, K&B Tiranë, ISBN 9789995666750