Giuseppe Valentini (albanologist)
Giuseppe Valentini was born in 1900 in Padova where he studied theology as a Jesuit priest. In 1922 he moved to Albania as a missionary and actively participated in magazines such as Lajmetari i Zemres s'Jezu Krishtit, and Leka, which he directed since 1932. During World War II he became a professor of the Albanian language in the University of Palermo.
Valentini is the author of several important works on Albanian history, law, numismatics, and sacred art.