Principality of Dukagjini

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Principality of Dukagjini
Principata e Dukagjinit

Dukagjini Principality in the 15th century
Capital Lezha
Languages Albanian
Religion Catholic
Government Principality
 -  1387-1393 Pal Dukagjini and Leka I Dukagjini
 -  1393-1413 Tanush Dukagjini
 -  1413-1438 Pal II Dukagjini
 -  1438-1444 Lekë III Dukagjini
Historical era Medieval
 -  Established 1387
 -  Disestablished 1444

Principality of Dukagjini (1387–1444) was a principality in Medieval Albania.[1] It was created by brothers Pal and Leka I Dukagjini and then ruled by Pal's descendants, Tanush Dukagjini, Pal II Dukagjini, who took part in the League of Lezha.[2] Pal's son, Lekë III Dukagjini is one of the most prominent personalities in Albanian history.

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"History of Albanian People" Albanian Academy of Science. ISBN 99927-1-623-1

  1. ^ Mortimer Sellers (4 May 2010). The Rule of Law in Comparative Perspective. Springer. p. 207. ISBN 978-90-481-3748-0. Retrieved 10 May 2012. Dukagjini's princedom, with Lezha as its own capital city, included Zadrima, the areas in north and northeast of Shkodra and was extended in remote areas of present Serbia, having Ulpiana, near Pristina, as the second capital city. 
  2. ^ Universiteti Shtetëror i Tiranës. Instituti i Historisë dhe i Gjuhësisë. Sektori i Etnografisë; Akademia e Shkencave e RPSH. Instituti i Historisë. Sektori i Etnografisë (1962). Etnografia shqiptare. Akademia e Shkencave e RPSH, Instituti i Historisë, Sektori i Etnografisë. p. 32. Retrieved 10 May 2012.