Zenel Gjoleka

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Zenel Gjoleka (died 1852) was an Albanian revolutionary famous for his role in Albanian revolt of 1847 also known as Zenel Gjoleka revolt.[1] After those events he was pardoned by Abdülmecid I, the Sultan of Ottoman Empire at that time. In 1852 he died fighting as a mercenary against Montenegrin forces.

On 28 April 2012 Albanian President Bamir Topi posthumously awarded Gjoleka the Honor of Nation Order.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schwandner-Sievers, Stephanie (2002). Albanian Identities: Myth and History. Indiana University Press. p. 180. ISBN 0-253-34189-2. 
  2. ^ Presidenti Topi dekoron Zenel Hito Gjolekën (pas vdekjes) me Urdhrin “Nderi i Kombit” Archived June 19, 2012, at the Wayback Machine., President of Albania, 2012-04-28 (in Albanian)
  3. ^ Presidenti Topi dekoron atdhetarin e shquar Zenel Hito Gjoleka (Pas vdekjes) me Urdhrin “Nderi i Kombit” Archived April 30, 2012, at the Wayback Machine., President of Albania, 2012-04-28 (in Albanian)