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This is a list of historical and living Albanians (ethnic Albanian people or people of full or partial Albanian ancestry) who are famous or notable, sorted by occupation and name.

Arts[edit]

Visual arts[edit]

Architects[edit]

In 1979 Catholic Albanian nun Mother Teresa received the Nobel Peace Prize for her humanitarian work.

Painters, cartoonists and illustrators[edit]

Ela Mino, Miss Global 2014 of Albanian origin

Photographers and graphic designers[edit]

Sculptors[edit]

Literature[edit]

  • Writers

A–G[edit]

H–L[edit]

M–S[edit]

T–Z[edit]

T–Z[edit]

T–Z[edit]

Poets[edit]

Emina Cunmulaj Supermodel
Ferid Murad is a physician and pharmacologist, and a co-winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

Screenwriters[edit]

Journalists[edit]

Folklorists[edit]

Translators[edit]

Music[edit]

Composers[edit]

Cecilia Bolocco Chilean of Arbëreshë (Albanian) origin and Miss Universe 1987

Pianists[edit]

Violinists[edit]

Guitarists[edit]

Singers[edit]

Operatic sopranos and conductors[edit]

Performing arts[edit]

Actors and actresses[edit]

Comedians[edit]

Film and television directors[edit]

Dancers[edit]

Choreographers[edit]

Models and beauty pageant participants[edit]

Television personalities[edit]

  • Mike Adam (formerly Prolifik) (born 1985)  – American television personality and radio presenter; of Albanian descent
  • Hana Cakuli (born 1989) – singer; from Montenegro
  • Claudia Conserva (born 1974) – Chilean actress, model and television presenter; of Italian-Albanian (Arbëreshë) descent
  • Benet Kaci (born 1978) – Kosovan television personality; from Kosovo
  • Florina Kaja (born 1982) – American reality-television participant, singer and actress
  • Alketa Vejsiu (born 1982) – singer, television personality, producer and radio presenter

Academic sciences[edit]

Science[edit]

Philosophy[edit]

History[edit]

Economists[edit]

Publishers[edit]

Linguistics and philology[edit]

Albanians (born after 1900)[edit]

Kastrioti family[edit]

  • Gjon Kastrioti (fl. 1407–1437) – Scanderbeg's father
  • Gjon Kastrioti II – Count of Soleto; son of George Kastrioti
  • Hamza Kastrioti – nephew of Scanderbeg
  • Pal Kastrioti – noble man in Albania of the 14th century; around 1383 he is attested as the ruler of two villages (Sina and Lower Gardi); father was a kephale of Kanina who belonged to the Principality of Valona; according to Gjon Muzaka Pal, had three sons: Konstantin, Alexius and Gjon Kastrioti, who was Skanderbeg's father
  • Skanderbeg (1405–1468) – 15th-century Albanian lord; "Hero of Christianism"; initiated and organized the League of Lezhë, which proclaimed him Chief of the League of the Albanian people

Monarchs[edit]

Others[edit]

Sportspeople[edit]

Basketball players[edit]

  • Ermal Kuqo (born 1980) – player for the Turkish team Anadolu Efes
  • Blerim Mazregu (born 1981) – ethnic Albanian; Kosovan professional basketball player
  • Vildan Mitku (born 1983) – player for the Tigers Tübingen in the Basketball Bundesliga

Football players[edit]

Martial artists[edit]

Swimmers[edit]

Volleyball players[edit]

Chess players[edit]

Historical figures[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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