Agim Ramadani

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Agim Ramadani
Permendorja Agim Ramadani.JPG
Monument of Agim Ramadani
Born 3 May 1963
Zhegra, Gjilan, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Died

1999
Košare, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia

-Albanian border)
Rank Commander
Unit Brigade 138 "Agim Ramadani"
Commands held UCK KLA.pngKosovo Liberation Army
Battles/wars Kosovo war
Battle of Košare
Awards Hero of Kosovo [1]

Agim Ramadani (3 May 1964 – April 1999) was an Albanian leader of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), best known for his support in the Battle of Košare.

Biography[edit]

Agim Ramadani[a] was born in the village of Zhegra in the municipality of Gjilan in Kosovo. He was considered one of the best students in his country, and visited the high technical school in Gjilan in 1980, and the Military Academy for communications in the Zagreb, SR Croatia. Poetry and painting were his passions during his high school. His poetry was published in literary magazines, whereas painting exhibitions were organized in Croatia, where he worked as a military, and in Switzerland, where lived as a political immigrant after the beginning of the war. In 1998 Ramadani accepted honorary membership at the European Academy of Arts.[2]

Although he was an immigrant in Switzerland, in 1998 Agim Ramadani responded to the call of his homeland, Kosovo, and joined the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), leaving three children and wife in Switzerland.[3]

Agim is considered as one of the most famous heroes of the new Albanian history.[4] Agim Ramadani have left behind two sons, Jeton and Edon, and his daughter Lorina.[5]

Trivia[edit]

  • A main street in Pristina is named after Agim Ramadani.[6]

Notes[edit]

a.   ^ Albanian spelling: Agim Ramadani, Serbo-Croat Cyrillic spelling: Агим Рамадани.
b.   ^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the Brussels Agreement. Kosovo has received formal recognition as an independent state from 111 out of 193 United Nations member states.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://kryeministri-ks.net/?page=2,9,3479
  2. ^ writers books
  3. ^ Agim Ramadani Archived 2015-04-02 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ The exhibit of a hero, Berisha: Agim Ramadani, an eminent patriot, AS TV, November 14, 2012, archived from the original on November 10, 2013, retrieved 2013-11-09 
  5. ^ albanian history Archived 2015-04-02 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ Të premten mbyllet pjesërisht për qarkullim rruga "Agim Ramadani" ["Agim Ramadani" street will be partly closed for circulation on Friday] (in Albanian), Municipality of Prishtina, 2013-09-25, retrieved 2013-10-07