Zog I of Albania

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Zogu I, Skanderbeg III
King of the Albanians
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King of Albania
Reign1 September 1928  – 7 April 1939
PredecessorMonarchy established
Vidi I (as Prince of Albania), deposed in 1914
SuccessorVictor Emmanuel III of Italy
1st President of Albania
Term1 February 1925 – 1 September 1928
PredecessorNew Post
SuccessorMonarchy established
Marshal of Royal Albanian Army
Term1 February 1925  – 1 September 1939
PredecessorNew Post
11th Prime Minister of Albania
Term 126 December 1922 – 25 February 1924
PredecessorXhafer Bej Ypi
SuccessorShefqet Vërlaci
Term 26 January 1925 – 1 September 1928
PredecessorIliaz Bej Vrioni
SuccessorKoço Kota
Born(1895-10-08)8 October 1895
Burgajet Castle, Burrel, Ottoman Albania
Died9 April 1961(1961-04-09) (aged 65)
Suresnes, Paris, France
Burial
ConsortGéraldine Apponyi de Nagyappony
IssueLeka, Crown Prince of Albania
Full name
Ahmet Muhtar Zogolli
HouseZogu
FatherXhemal Pasha Zogolli
MotherSadije Toptani
ReligionSunni Islam
SignatureZogu I, Skanderbeg III's signature

Zog I, King of the Albanians[1][2] (Albanian: Naltmadhnija e tij Zogu I, Mbreti i Shqiptarëve, IPA: [ˈzɔɡu]; 8 October 1895 – 9 April 1961), born Ahmet Muhtar Zogolli, taking the surname Zogu in 1922, was the leader of Albania from 1922 to 1939. He first was Prime Minister of Albania (1922–1924), then as President (1925–1928), and finally as the first and only King (1928–1939).

References[change | change source]

  1. Pearson, Owen (2006). Albania in the Twentieth Century: a history. I.B. Tauris. p. 568. ISBN 1-84511-013-7.
  2. Royal Ark