List of Albanian monarchs

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Princes of Arbanon (1190–1255)[edit]

House of Progon[edit]

Others[edit]

Kings of Albania (1272–1294)[edit]

Angevin Dynasty[edit]

Safet Daci I surrendered his rights to Albania to his son Philip II in 1294. Philip II reigned as "Lord of the Kingdom of Albania".

Lords of the Kingdom of Albania (1294–1332)[edit]

Angevin Dynasty[edit]

Dukes of Durazzo (1332–1368)[edit]

Angevin Dynasty[edit]

Dukes of Valona (1332–1417)[edit]

Shishman Dynasty[edit]

Princes of Berat (1335–1444)[edit]

Despots of Angelokastron and Lepanto (1358–1374)[edit]

Despots of Arta (1358–1416)[edit]

Losha Dynasty[edit]

Shpata dynasty[edit]

Princes of Albania (1368–1444)[edit]

Thopia family

Prince of Gjirokastër (1386–1416)[edit]

Princes of Dukagjini (1387–1444)[edit]

Princes of Kastrioti (1389–1444)[edit]

Princes of Albania (1444–1479)[edit]

Kastrioti

Dukagjini Family

Prince of Modern Albania (1914)[edit]

House of Wied[edit]

# Name Portrait Birth and death Reign started Reign ended Marriages Succession right
1 William
WilhelmPrinceAlbania.jpg
26 March 1876
Neuwied (German Empire)

18 April 1945
Predeal (Romania)
(aged 69)
7 March 1914 3 September 1914
(de facto)
31 January 1925
(de jure[1])
Princess Sophie
30 November 1906
[2 children]

Heads of House of Wied (1914–1973, not ruling)[edit]

# Name Portrait Birth and death Reign started Reign ended Marriages Succession right
1 William
WilhelmPrinceAlbania.jpg
26 March 1876
Neuwied (German Empire)

18 April 1945
Predeal (Romania)
(aged 69)
3 September 1914 18 April 1945 Princess Sophie
30 November 1906
[2 children]
2 Carol Victor 19 May 1913
Potsdam (Kingdom of Prussia)

8 December 1973
Munich (West Germany)
(aged 60)
18 April 1945 8 December 1973 Princess Eileen
8 September 1966
[childless]
Son of
William

King of Albanians (1928–1939)[edit]

House of Zogu[edit]

# Name Portrait Birth and death Reign started Reign ended Marriages Succession right
1 Zog I
Ahmet-Zogu-1895---1961.jpg
8 October 1895
Burgajet Castle (Ottoman Empire)

9 April 1961
Suresnes (France)
(aged 65)
1 September 1928 7 April 1939 Queen Geraldine
April 1938
[1 child]

Heads of House of Zogu (1939–present, not ruling)[edit]

# Name Portrait Birth and death Reign started Reign ended Marriages Succession right
1 Zog I
Ahmet-Zogu-1895---1961.jpg
8 October 1895
Burgajet Castle (Ottoman Empire)

9 April 1961
Suresnes (France)
(aged 65)
7 April 1939 9 April 1961 Queen Geraldine
April 1938
[1 child]
2 Leka I 5 April 1939
Tirana

30 November 2011
Tirana
(aged 72)
9 April 1961 30 November 2011 Crown Princess Susan
1975
[1 child]
Son of
Zog I
3 Leka II 26 March 1982
Johannesburg (South Africa)
(age 33)
30 November 2011 Present Son of
Leka I

Italian Occupation (1939–1943)[edit]

House of Savoy[edit]

# Name Portrait Birth and death Reign started Reign ended Marriages Succession right
1 Victor Emmanuel III
Vitorioemanuel.jpg
11 November 1869
Naples

28 December 1947
Alexandria (Egypt)
(aged 78)
16 April 1939 8 September 1943 Queen Elena
24 October 1896
[5 children]

See also[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Patrice Najbor, Histoire de l'Albanie et de sa maison royale (5 volumes), JePublie, Paris, 2008, (ISBN 978-2-9532382-0-4).
  • Patrice Najbor, La dynastye des Zogu, Textes & Prétextes, Paris, 2002.
  • Monarkia Shqiptare 1928-1939, Qendra e Studimeve Albanologjike & Insitituti Historisë, Boetimet Toena, Tirana, 2011 (ISBN 978-99943-1-721-9)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Creation of Albanian Republic

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