Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Fact of the Day: Skanderbeg

George Castriot was an Albanian warrior and nobleman better known as Skanderbeg. He was originally sent (for political reasons) to the Ottoman Empire being raised and educated there. He later deserted against the Ottomans and eventually led in the resistance against the spread of the Ottoman Empire. He was successful in the fight, but after he died Albania quickly fell and became part of the Ottoman Empire which it remained from 1385-1912. Skanderbeg remains a national hero in Albania. 

8 comments:

Dascha said...

Wow, interesting Adam..

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Margaret-whiteangel said...

I didn't know any of that....now I do.

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Christine said...

Interesting

Pat Hatt said...

All that work and they just had to wait for him to pass

stephen Hayes said...

I had no idea Albania had national heroes.

bj said...

I know absolutely nothing of all this...guess I've forgotten my high school history classes...

Martha said...

A nice way to be remembered.