Queen Mother Sadije
|Queen Mother Sadijé|
|Queen Mother of the Albanians|
28 August 1876|
Tirana, Ottoman Empire (now Albania)
|Died||25 November 1934
Durrës, Albanian Kingdom
|Burial||Mausoleum of the Albanian Royal Family|
|Spouse||Xhemal Pasha Zogu|
|Issue||King Zog I of Albania
|House||Toptani family (by born)
House of Zogu (by married)
|House||House of Zogu|
|Father||Salah Bey Toptani|
|Mother||a Lady of Toptani family|
Queen Mother Sadijé, born as Sadiya Toptani Khanum (Sadijé Hanem) (Albanian: Nëna Mbretëreshë e Shqiptarëve Sadije; Tirana, August 28, 1876 – Durrës, November 25, 1934) was the Queen Mother of the Albanians from September 1928 until her death in 1934. She was the mother of King Zog.
A member of the powerful Toptani family, Sadije was the daughter of Salah Bey Toptani and cousin to Essad Pasha Toptani. She was the second wife of Xhemal Pasha Zogu after the death of his first wife Melek Hanem.
After her son became king in 1928, she was raised to the title Nëna Mbretëreshë e Shqiptarëve, or Queen Mother of the Albanians, with the style of Her Majesty on September 1, 1928, a position she held until her death. She supervised the Royal Kitchen to ensure that her son could not be poisoned. She died in the Royal Compound in Durrës and was buried in Tirana the next day. A royal mausoleum was constructed to house her remains. The building was destroyed by Albanian communist forces on 17 November 1944.
|Princess Adilé Zogu||25 February 1893||6 February 1952||Major Emin Bey Agolli-Doshishti||Prince Salih
|King Zog I of the Albanians||8 October 1895||9 April 1961||Countess Géraldine Apponyi de Nagyappony||Crown Prince Leka|
|Princess Nafijé Zogu||25 October 1896||21 March 1955||Ceno Bey Kryeziu||Tati, Prince of Kosovo|
|Princess Senijé Zogu||15 November 1903||15 April 1969||Prince Şehzade Mehmed Abid Efendi||None|
|Princess Myzejen Zogu||6 February 1905||10 April 1969||Never married||None|
|Princess Ruhijé Zogu||20 March 1906||31 January 1948||Never married||None|
|Princess Maxhide Zogu||20 March 1907||4 January 1969||Never married||None|
- 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
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