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Skanderbeg

1405 - 1468

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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 2,211,416 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 68 in 2019). Skanderbeg is the 134th most popular politician (down from 102nd 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

Among politicians, Skanderbeg ranks 134 out of 15,710Before him are Alfred the Great, Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden, Hermann Göring, Amenhotep III, Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor, and Mehmed III. After him are Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, Deng Xiaoping, Sun Yat-sen, Simón Bolívar, Richard Nixon, and Bayezid I.

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Contemporaries

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, and Maria of Trebizond. Among people deceased in 1468, Skanderbeg ranks 2Before him is Johannes Gutenberg. After him are Sejo of Joseon, Jean de Dunois, Juana Enríquez, Abu'l-Khayr Khan, 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 83After him are Enver Hoxha (1908), Safiye Sultan (1550), Anastasius I Dicorus (430), Ali Pasha of Ioannina (1750), Zog I of Albania (1895), Ramiz Alia (1924), Ismail Kadare (1936), Sali Berisha (1944), Koca Sinan Pasha (1520), Lütfi Pasha (1488), and Köprülü Mehmed Pasha (1580).

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), Ramiz Alia (1924), Sali Berisha (1944), Koca Sinan Pasha (1520), Lütfi Pasha (1488), Köprülü Mehmed Pasha (1580), and Mehmet Shehu (1913).