Enver Hoxha

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Birthday
16, 1908
Birthplace
Gjirokaster, Albania
Death Date
Apr 11, 1985 (76)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
16, 1908
Birthplace
Gjirokaster, Albania
Death Date
Apr 11, 1985 (76)

About

For four decades, this Albanian socialist politician served as First Secretary of his country's Party of Labour. For the last ten years of his life, he was also Prime Minister of Albania.

Before Fame

After dropping out of both the the University of Montpellier and the Sorbonne, he opened a small business that was quickly shut down by the fascist, Italian-controlled Albanian government. Soon thereafter, he joined the Communist Party of Albania.

Trivia

His career was marked by harsh treatment of his political opponents; he was a strong proponent and frequent employer of the death penalty.

Family Life

His marriage to Nexhmije Hoxha resulted in sons named Ilir and Sokol and a daughter named Pranvera. Raised in the Bektashi Islamic faith, Hoxha denounced all religion after joining the Communist Party.

Associated With

He and Fan Noli both held office as Prime Minister of Albania.