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Gjergj Kastrioti (Latin: Georgius Castriota; Italian: Giorgio Castriota; 1405 – 17 January 1468), commonly known as Skanderbeg (Albanian: Skënderbeu or Skënderbej, from Ottoman Turkish: اسکندر بگ, romanized: İskender Bey; Italian: Scanderbeg), was an Albanian feudal lord and military commander who led a rebellion against the Ottoman Empire in what is today Albania, North Macedonia, Greece, Kosovo, Montenegro, and Serbia. A member of the noble Kastrioti family, he was sent as a hostage to the Ottoman court. He was educated there and entered the service of the Ottoman sultan for the next twenty years. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Skanderbeg has received more than 2,494,346 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 69 in 2019). Skanderbeg is the 163rd most popular politician (down from 134th in 2019), the most popular biography from Albania and the most popular Albanian Politician.

Skanderbeg was a 15th century Albanian who led a rebellion against the Ottoman Empire. He was successful in defending Albania from the Ottomans for about 25 years.

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Among politicians, Skanderbeg ranks 163 out of 15,577Before him are Louis IX of France, Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor, Ivar the Boneless, Darius III, Mehmed I, and William I, German Emperor. After him are Rodrigo Duterte, Alexander I of Russia, Pol Pot, Catherine I of Russia, Demosthenes, and Batu Khan.

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Among people born in 1405, Skanderbeg ranks 1After him are Pope Pius II, Gilles de Rais, John II of Castile, Thomas Malory, Sophia of Halshany, Ulugh Muhammad, Maria of Trebizond, and Richard Woodville, 1st Earl Rivers. Among people deceased in 1468, Skanderbeg ranks 2Before him is Johannes Gutenberg. After him are Sejo of Joseon, Jean de Dunois, Abu'l-Khayr Khan, Juana Enríquez, Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta, Bianca Maria Visconti, Alfonso, Prince of Asturias, Francesco Squarcione, and Zara Yaqob.

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In Albania

Among people born in Albania, Skanderbeg ranks 1 out of 111After him are Enver Hoxha (1908), Safiye Sultan (1550), Anastasius I Dicorus (430), Ali Pasha of Ioannina (1750), Zog I of Albania (1895), Kara Ahmed Pasha (1450), Ramiz Alia (1924), Ismail Kadare (1936), Lütfi Pasha (1488), Sali Berisha (1944), and Koca Sinan Pasha (1520).

Among POLITICIANS In Albania

Among politicians born in Albania, Skanderbeg ranks 1After him are Enver Hoxha (1908), Safiye Sultan (1550), Anastasius I Dicorus (430), Ali Pasha of Ioannina (1750), Zog I of Albania (1895), Kara Ahmed Pasha (1450), Ramiz Alia (1924), Lütfi Pasha (1488), Sali Berisha (1944), Koca Sinan Pasha (1520), and Ayas Mehmed Pasha (1483).