Naim Frasheri

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Birthday
25, 1846
Birthplace
Albania
Death Date
Oct 20, 1900 (54)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
25, 1846
Birthplace
Albania
Death Date
Oct 20, 1900 (54)

About

Romantic poet associated with the Albanian National Awakening and best known for an 1886 work entitled Bageti e Bujqesi. His early works include patriotic, epic, and lyric poems and translations of French and Greek literature.

Before Fame

He wrote his earliest poems in the Persian language.

Trivia

He was long considered Albania's national poet.

Family Life

He was born into a family with connections to an Islamic Sufi order.

Associated With

His name was given to an Albanian merit award. Mother Teresa was one of several recipients of this honor.