belongs to the party of His Majesty the King Zogu I of Albania since 1924. During the revolution he fought successfully against colonel Bajram Curi. In December 1924 he was commanding the northern troops against the government of Fan Noli. He conquered the Kosova region and continued fighting to the end. During the famous revolution of Dukagjin in October 1926 he was commanding the troops and was able to put down the rebellion.
Démètre Beratti, Albania ->
is a Professor at the first Albanian national schools authorized by the Turkish Government after the proclamation of the Constitution (1908).
Ahmet Dakli, Albania ->
When Ismail Quemal Bej Vlona hoisted the Albanian Flag in 1912 at the town of Valona and proclaimed the Albanian Independence, he was nominated adviser to the Ministry of Finance of the Provisional Government. He was secretary to the Albanian Revolutionary Band operating against the Turks in 1912.
Mehdi Frasheri, Albania ->
When the Bulgaro-Macedonian revolution broke out on the 5th of August 1903 he undertook friendly relations to the Balkan Committee of London through the intermediary of Messrs. Brailsford, Baxton, James Bryce, Major Simon, etc.. He was Sub-Prefect of Daridéré, Tshorlou and Loulé-Burgas (Thrace) up to the proclamation of the Ottoman Constitution in July 1908. He was then Prefect of Senidje (ancient sandjak of Novipazar). During this period the Austro-Hungarian troops evacuated the four strategical points of the sandjak and Austria-Hungary annexed Bosnia-Herzogwina. On the 7th of December he was promoted Prefect of Sérrés (Macedonia) and stayed there until September 1909. He was then sent as governor general to Samsun and in 1912 to Palestine. On the 28th of November 1912, the day of the Albanian Independence he resigned and returned to Egypt until April 1913 when he returned to Albania.
Delvina Hiqmet, Albania ->
Since he was seventeen he took part in all the actions for the independence of Albania. He was a member of the committee for the independence of Albania in Constantinople "Lirimi Kombetar", and director of the newspaper "Skumbi" in Constantinople in 1910. In the Balkan wars he fought for Albania against the Turks. On the occasion of the proclamation of Albania's independence in Valona in 1912 he was secretary of the temporary government.
Mark Kakarriqi, Albania ->
was Councillor to the revolutionary fightings for the Albanian freedom against the Turkish regime with the headquarters in Podgoritza in 1907. He was a member and organizer of the Congress in Trieste in 1913 where the President of the Conference pleaded for Albanian independence. Together with the Duke of Monpensier and Prince Albert Ghika, (on the war yacht of Duke "Mekong", which ran under the English flag); he ran the Greek blockade in Valona in 1913.
P. Vincenz Prennushi, Albania ->
was eagerly fighting for the liberation of Albania from the Turkish regime as were various other Franciscan monks. In July 1932 he was elected for the second time as Minister Provincial of the Franciscan-Order Province of Albania.
Sulä Sheha, Albania ->
In the war of 1912 against Serbia he formed a group of volunteers fighting under the orders of Ahmet Bey Zog, now King of Albania. In the battles on the Hartinesh and Priskis mountains he made great sacrifices for the protection of the country. He took part in the revolution on June 1924 with the legal forces and then he left the country. In December of the same year he returned as a major and commander of a corps of volunteer fighters against the revolutionary government for the restitution of the legal government.
Terence Toci, Albania ->
was born in an Albanian colony in Italy and he fought as an officer in the World War in the Italian Army. He organized in 1911 the Mountaineers of Scutari against Turkey and on April 26 was elected their chief in Mirdita.
Ahmed Zogu, Albania ->
His majesty Zogu I. in his early years has taken active part in the public life of Albania. In 1912, with the grade of colonel, he organized for battle his forces against Serbia and Montenegro. But when the armies of the Balkan states occupied various sections of Albania, Zogu I. was obliged to withdraw his forces and return to Mati, where he organized the defense of that region and continued to fight with Serbia. Before the end of the Balkan War, Zogu I. was called to Vlora by the national patriot Ismail Kemal and there took part in the proclamation of the Albanian independence as the representative of Mati. Zogu I., in 1914 he also took part in the government of Prince Wied, as commander of the national forces against the rebels during the time when the Central Powers were coming to Albania. Zogu I. collected his personal followers and on the 27th of January entered Durusi, hoisted there the national flag and continued his procedure to Kavaja, Lushnja, Fieri and Berati. He then took the initiative to call a constituent assembly in Elbasan; but this initiative was checked by the Austro-Hungarian army and Zogu I. was exiled to Vienna, where he remained until the end of the Great War.