|Minister of Internal Affairs of the Principality of Albania|
November 19, 1920 – 1 July 1921
|Minister of Natural Economy of Albania under Italy|
December 4, 1941 – January 19, 1943
|Member of the High Regency Council of the Albanian Kingdom (1943–44)|
1943 – February 1944
February 26, 1886|
Dibra, Kosovo Vilayet, Ottoman Empire
|Died||22 February 1944
|Political party||Balli Kombëtar|
Fuat bey Dibra Nationalist and patriotic figure, he attended the Paris Peace Conference to represent Albania and was a member of the High Regency Council.
He attended a commercial school in Salonika (present-day Thessaloniki). As a man of substantial means, he largely financed the expense of the Albanian delegation at the Paris Peace Conference in 1919, which he also attended himself with Pandeli Evangjeli. He is said to have owned several restaurants in Paris. He had been of great assistance to the Albanian delegation at the Peace Conference of 1919-1920, but was misled into believing that Albania could be defended against the aggression of her Balkan neighbors.
In the 1920s, Dibra was in political opposition to Ahmet Zogu. He served as minister of national economy in the cabinet of Mustafa Kruja. In November 1942, he was a founding member of Balli Kombëtar. On 25 October 1943, the German occupation authorities, with whom he maintained good relations, persuaded him to serve as a member of the High Regency Council (Këshilli i Lartë i Regjencës) to represent the Muslim community. He was, however, unable to perform any particular functions because of ill health. He had been sent for treatment to Davos around March 1943. He dies in Tirana in February 1944.
Fuat Dibra was born in Dibra (present-day Debar) to a wealthy landowning family. He is a distant cousin of Nexhmije Hoxha, Enver Hoxha's wife. The families are quite resentful of each other due to their different ideologies. Nexhmije Hoxha claims that Dibra was very wealthy and had estates in Istanbul, Switzerland and France; and that he recklessly spent his fortune in Paris. However, the claims of Dibra being a bachelor like figure were propagandic rants by Hoxha and like minded figures.
- Robert Elsie. A Biographical Dictionary of Albanian History. Retrieved 6 May 2013.
- Owen Pearson. Albania in the Twentieth Century, A History: Volume II: Albania in Occupation and War. Retrieved 5 July 2012.
- Hoxha Journal