Albanian Congress of Trieste

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Participants of the congress

The Albanian Congress of Trieste (Albanian: Kongresi Shqypëtaar i Trieshtës) was a congress of Albanians held in Trieste, Austria-Hungary in period 27 February – 6 March 1913, and organized by Faik Konica and Sotir Kolea.[1][2]

Developments[edit]

The Provisional Government of Albania sent Kristo Meksi as its emissary to the Albanian Congress of Trieste.[3] Baron Franz Nopcsa who participated in the work of the congress, published his notes on the congress that became of particular historical interest.[4] The participants of the congress included Fan Noli, Albert Ghica, Lef Nosi, Nikolla Ivanaj,[5]Giuseppe Schirò,[6] and Terenzio Tocci.[7] Hil Mosi was elected Chairman of the Congress, Faik Konica and Dervish Hima as vice-chairmen, Fazil Toptani and Pandeli Evangjeli as secretaries.[6]

List of delegates[edit]

  • Fazil Pasha Toptani
  • Fuat Bey Toptani
  • Haki Bey Qafzezi
  • Izet Bey Ohri
  • Mazhar Bey Toptani
  • Ndrek Kiçi
  • Nush Serreqi
  • Don Pjetër Tusha
  • Ahmet Gjyli
  • Kolec Deda
  • Çinto Çoba
  • Luvigj Kodheli
  • Mark Kakarriqi
  • Zef Shantoja
  • Filip Pema
  • Stefan Ashiku
  • Dervish Hima
  • Zef Schiro
  • Frano Chinigo
  • Frano Muzaqi
  • Luvigj Jakova
  • Terenzio Tocci
  • Frano G.Kastrioti
  • Epaminonda Ballamaçi
  • Marchese d’Auletta
  • Kol Serreqi
  • Pjetër Maurea
  • At Foti Ballamaçi
  • At Fan Noli
  • Dr. Shunda
  • Zef Kurti
  • Pashko Muzhani
  • Nush Proka
  • Gasper Shkreli
  • Jak Koçi
  • Faik Be Konica
  • Dimitri Shadima
  • Moise Chinigo
  • Filip Kraja
  • Nikolla Ivanaj
  • Lek Kiri
  • Gjergj Shllaku
  • Gjek Shestani
  • Filip Matoja
  • Mark Shestani
  • Gjergj Zubçaj
  • Jak Mrkuci
  • Ferrara Gaetano
  • Ferrara Giovanni
  • Vasil Diamandi
  • Engell Todri
  • Jusuf Maliqi
  • Tossun Halil
  • Zef Kraja
  • Jaja Aga Jakova
  • Pjetër Giadri
  • Ndoc Simoni
  • Dr.Kristo Batazo
  • Nyzhet Bey Vrioni
  • Ferhat Bey Draga
  • Pjetër Kakarriqi
  • A.Bey Gjilani
  • Ahmet Bey Pizrendi
  • Islam Dibra
  • Albert Ghica
  • Doher Paço
  • Ndrek Luka
  • Shaqir Mustafa
  • Mehmet Luli
  • Shan Koleka
  • Filip Bushati
  • Ndoc Dema
  • Hysen Draçini
  • Gjon Hila
  • Sotir Kolea
  • Tom Stamolla
  • Stefan Kaçulini
  • Jak Vukaj
  • Pal Gjergji
  • Zef Marshani
  • Cin Pema
  • Pjetër Marashi
  • Kol Vukaj
  • Zef Gjergjaj
  • Ndoc Marashi
  • Orazio Iriani
  • Anselmo Lorecchio
  • Bajram Doklani
  • Nicolla Paço
  • Sokrat Shkreli
  • Hysen Rahmi
  • Qerim Be Begolli
  • Ibrahim Kabaski
  • Riza Voshtini
  • Abdullah Struga
  • Ali Shefqet Beu
  • Pul Mashi
  • Dimitri Ilo
  • Mihal Lehova
  • Filip Peciu
  • Hil Mosi
  • Spartaco Camarda
  • Aleksi Dreneva
  • Pjetër Koxhamani
  • Spiro Arapi
  • Filip Gjeka
  • Thanas Kandili
  • Pandeli Evangjeli
  • Nikolla Candzu
  • Vasil Dogani
  • Filip Zadrima
  • Stef Curani
  • Loro Ashiku
  • Hamdi Be Ohri
  • Idriz Banushi
  • Nush Paruca
  • Dimitri Mola
  • Pashko Spathari
  • Hysen Avni
  • Lonida Losi

Decisions[edit]

The program of the congress had four points:

  1. Preparing the request to be sent to the Great Powers for recognition of the political and economical independence of the Albania
  2. Treaty of friendship and support of the Aromanian populations that lived near Albanian-inhabited regions and wanted to be included in the Albanian state.
  3. Borders of future Albania
  4. Discussion about the prince[6]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Mano, Nini (3 July 2010). "Sotir Kolea, dhunimi i një patrioti (pas vdekjes)". Gazeta Shqip. Retrieved 5 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Elsie, Robert. "Albanian Voices, 1962 – Fan Noli". Robert Elsie's personal website. Archived from the original on 21 January 2011. Retrieved 21 January 2011. "Congress of Trieste which was organized by his friend and rival Faik bey Konitza" 
  3. ^ Elsie, Robert (1999). "The Viennese Scholar Who Almost Became King of Albania: Baron Franz Nopcsa and His Contribution to Albanian Studies". East European Quarterly 33. ISSN 0012-8449. 
  4. ^ Elsie, Robert. "Baron Franz Nopcsa and his contribution to Albanian studies". Robert Elsie's personal website. Retrieved 22 January 2011. "Of particular historical interest are Nopcsa's notes on the Albanian Congress of Trieste in 1913 and on the selection of a European noble to become the crowned head of the newly independent principality of Albania." 
  5. ^ Nopcsa, Franz. "The Congress of Trieste". Robert Elsie. Archived from the original on 1 March 2011. Retrieved 1 March 2011. "Nikolla Ivanaj, who endeavoured unsuccessfully to challenge the authority of the chairman simply in order to draw attention to himself." 
  6. ^ a b c "Kongresi Shqipetar Trieste". Shipkovica. Retrieved 5 March 2011. 
  7. ^ Elsie, Robert (2004), Historical dictionary of Albania, Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, p. 445, ISBN 978-0-8108-4872-6, OCLC 52347600, "Tocci Torenzio....he took part in the Congress of Trieste" 

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