Fan Noli

1882 - 1965

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Theofan Stilian Noli, known as Fan Noli (6 January 1882 – 13 March 1965), was an Albanian writer, scholar, diplomat, politician, historian, orator and founder of the Orthodox Church of Albania, who served as Prime Minister and regent of Albania in 1924 during the June Revolution.Fan Noli is venerated in Albania as a champion of literature, history, theology, diplomacy, journalism, music and national unity. He played an important role in the consolidation of Albanian as the national language of Albania with numerous translations of world literature masterpieces. He also wrote extensively in English: as a scholar and author of a series of publications on Skanderbeg, Shakespeare, Beethoven, religious texts and translations. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Fan Noli has received more than 85,400 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Fan Noli is the 4,655th most popular politician (up from 5,046th in 2019), the 456th most popular biography from Turkey (down from 451st in 2019) and the 228th most popular Turkish Politician.

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Among politicians, Fan Noli ranks 4,655 out of 15,710. Before him are Ablai Khan, Barthold Georg Niebuhr, Abdul Halim Khaddam, Túpac Huallpa, Thomas Boleyn, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, and Maria, Queen of Sicily. After him are Archduke Eugen of Austria, Vratislaus I, Duke of Bohemia, Nikolay Krestinsky, Al-Afdal Shahanshah, Elisabeth of the Palatinate, and James Brooke.

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Among people born in 1882, Fan Noli ranks 67Before him are Feng Yuxiang, Petre Dumitrescu, Yakub Kolas, Yusef of Morocco, Franz Seldte, and Eduard Spranger. After him are Dušan Simović, Leo Perutz, Husband E. Kimmel, Korney Chukovsky, Natalia Sedova, and Germaine Dulac. Among people deceased in 1965, Fan Noli ranks 36Before him are Frederick Fleet, Louis Hjelmslev, Aksel Sandemose, Bernard Baruch, David O. Selznick, and Lauri Törni. After him are Edgard Varèse, Mehdi Ben Barka, Corrado Gini, Sydney Chaplin, Angelica Balabanoff, and Clara Bow.

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Among people born in Turkey, Fan Noli ranks 456 out of 1,128. Before him are Anna of Savoy (1306), Maria of Antioch (1145), Namık Kemal (1840), Mark of Ephesus (1392), Kaykhusraw II (null), and Reşat Nuri Güntekin (1889). After him are Hieronymus of Cardia (-390), Ahmet Davutoğlu (1959), Kâtip Çelebi (1609), Eunapius (349), Parrhasius (-500), and Qara Yusuf (1357).


Among politicians born in Turkey, Fan Noli ranks 228Before him are Arame of Urartu (-900), George Akropolites (1217), Bardas (816), Ahmet Tevfik Pasha (1845), Anna of Savoy (1306), and Kaykhusraw II (null). After him are Ahmet Davutoğlu (1959), Qara Yusuf (1357), Leo I, King of Armenia (1150), Stephanus of Byzantium (501), Rusa I (-800), and Nicomedes I of Bithynia (-300).