Andrea Bogdani

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Andrea Bogdani
Born ca. 1600
Gurrë, Ottoman Empire (modern-day Albania)
Died 1683
Nationality Ottoman
Other names Andrija Bogdani
Occupation Catholic priest

Andrea Bogdani (ca. 1600 – 1683) also known as Ndre Bogdani was an Ottoman scholar of Albanian origin and prelate of the Roman Catholic Church.

Early life and education[edit]

Andrea Bogdani was born in the beginning of the 17th century near Gurrë, Ottoman Empire (modern-day Albania).[1] Bogdani was educated by Jesuits at the Illyrian College in Loreto.[2]


After he completed his education in Loreto he became a parish in Priština.[1] From 1656 to 1677, when he resigned he served as Archbishop of Skopje, while from 1675 to 1677 he also served as apostolic administrator of Achrida.[3] On 8 November 1677 Bogdani resigned because of illness.[4] His nephew Pjetër Bogdani, one of the best-known writers of early Albanian literature succeeded him as Archbishop of Skopje in 1677. Andrea Bogdani has become known for writing the first Latin-Albanian grammar book.[5]

Relation toward Serbs[edit]

Serbian historian Samardžić criticized Bogdani's works as forgery and revisionism of the Serbian medieval history.[6] Bogdani distunguished himself as great enemy of Serbs.[7] He considered Orthodox Christians as enemies of Catholics.[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b umetnosti, Srpska akademija nauka i (1946). Glas. p. 73. ... дошао за надбискупа Охрида ранији питомац Илирскога колегија у Лорету и свештеник у Приштини, Андрија Богдани (Arch. S. Congr. Lett. ant. vol. 58, fol. 65, 67. vol. 393, fol. 268). О овом Богдани »da Guri in Albania«, говори се ... 
  2. ^ umetnosti, Srpska akademija nauka i (1950). Posebna izdanja. p. 244. 
  3. ^ Elsie, Robert; Centre for Albanian Studies (2005). Albanian literature: a short history. I.B.Tauris. pp. 27–8. ISBN 1-84511-031-5. 
  4. ^ Glasnik na Institutot za nacionalna istorija. Institut. 1972. p. 255. По оставката на болниот надбискуп на скопската надбис- купија Андрија Богдани на 8 ноември 1677 година, надбискуп 
  5. ^ Marmullaku, Ramadan (1975). Albania and the Albanians. C. Hurst. p. 17. ISBN 0-903983-13-3. 
  6. ^ Samardžić 1993, p. 100.
  7. ^ umetnosti, Srpska akademija nauka i (1950). Posebna izdanja. p. 347. Иначе надбискуп Богдани, као и раније, истиче се као велики противник Срба 
  8. ^ Историски записи. с.н. 1954. p. 328. Андрија Богдани из Јањева каже да су православни исто толики противници католика колико и Турци...