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Encyclopedia > Naim Frashëri

Naim Frashëri (May 25, 1846 Frashër, south AlbaniaOctober 20, 1900 Kızıl Toprak, Turkey) was an Albanian romantic poet and a prominent figure of the Rilindja Kombëtare, the national renaissance of Albania, together with his two brothers Sami and Abdyl. May 25 is the 145th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (146th in leap years). ... 1846 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... October 20 is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 72 days remaining. ... 1900 is a common year starting on Monday. ... romanticism - error - you are to thick to read this muhahahahahahahahah ...

His father was an impoverished Bej from Frashër, District of Përmet. Naim studied at the Greek high school "Zosimea" in Ioannina. Categories: Stub | Ottoman Empire | Titles ... Ioannina (Greek: Ιωάννινα, often Γιάννενα Giannena, Yiannena or Γιάννινα Giannina, Yiannina ; Albanian: Janinë or Janina; Aromanian: Ianina, Bulgarian: Янина Janina) is a city in and capital of Epirus, Greece, with a population of approximately 100,000 and sitting at an elevation of 600 metres above sea level. ...

He was a Bektashi and a Turkish official in Sarandë, Berat, and Ioannina. In 1882, he was the director of the department of censorship in Constantinople. He participated in the fight for freedom of the Albanian people, and often had to sign his work by his initials because his works were prohibited by Turkish officials. These works had to be smuggled into Albania. The Bektashi order is a Sufi Dervish order which has evolved into a religious sect of Islam. ... Berat (Albanian: Berat or Berati) is a town located in south_central Albania at 40. ... 1882 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Censorship is the systematic use of group power to broadly control freedom of speech and expression, largely in regard to secretive matters. ... Map of Constantinople. ...

Early on, he started writing poetry. At first he wrote in Persian. He authored twenty-two works: four in Turkish, one in Persian, two in Greek and fifteen in Albanian. Persian (فارسی), (local name in Iran and Afghanistan: Fârsi), Pârsi (older local name, but still used by some speakers), Tajik (a Central Asian dialect) or Dari (Another local name in Afghanistan), is a language spoken in Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Bahrain and Uzbekistan. ...

Naim Frashëri wrote patriotic poems and popular lyric poetry, which at first was strongly influenced by Persian poetry, later also by French poetry. He also translated several fables of Jean de la Fontaine. Jean de La Fontaine (c. ...

His poem Herds and tillage describes the activities of the shepherd and the tiller. It also contains exaltations of the nature of Albania and exclamations of longing after the poet’s homeland.

His poem Skanderbeg’s story relates the life of the Albanian national hero Gjergj Kastriot Skanderbeg, adding phantastic episodes. Scanderbeg sculpture Gjergj Kastrioti (Italian: Giorgio Castriota) (1405–January 17, 1468), better known as Skanderbeg or Skenderbej, was an Albanian leader who resisted the expanding Ottoman Empire for 25 years and is today considered a national hero of Albania. ...

He translated Homer’s Iliad. He also wrote didactic and (Islamic) religious articles. Bust of Homer in the British Museum For other uses, see Homer (disambiguation). ... The Iliad tells the story of the Trojan War and is, along with the Odyssey, one of the two major Greek epic poems traditionally attributed to Homer, a blind Ionian poet. ... Islam ( Arabic al-islām الإسلام,  listen?) the submission to God is a monotheistic faith and the worlds second-largest religion. ...

Frashëri exerted a strong influenced on the later Albanian literature. Although Albanian is an ancient tongue, the oldest known document in the language is from November 8, 1462, a formula of baptism (Albanian: Formula e Pagëzimit) by the bishop of Durrës, Pal Engjëlli. ...

There is an order, one of the recipients being Mother Teresa, and a publishing house named after Naim Frashëri. Mother Teresa was born Agnes Gonxhe Bojaxhiu Mother Teresa of Calcutta (August 27, 1910 – September 5, 1997) was an internationally renowned and controversial Catholic nun and founder of the Missionaries of Charity whose work among the poor of Calcutta was widely reported. ...


  • Bagëti e bujqësia (Herds and tillage; Bucharest 1886): a patriotic lyrical poem
  • O alithis pothos ton skipetaron (The true desire of the Albanians; 1886): a patriotic poem in Greek
  • Vjersha (Verses; 1886): a collection of poetry
  • Lulet e verës (Summer flowers; 1890): a collection of poetry
  • Mësimet (Teachings; 1894): didactic articles
  • Parajsa dhe fjala fluturake (The paradise and flying words)
  • Histori' e Skënderbeut (Skanderbeg’s story, 1898): his main work, an epic poem
  • Qerbeleja (1898): a poem about the creation of the world according to Islam, and the battle of Kerbela
  • Fjalët e qiririt (The words of the candle)
  • Gjuha jonë (Our language)
  • O Eros (O Love) another Greek poem
  • Shqipëri, o jetëgjatë (Albania, to a long life)
  • Tehajylat (The Dream; 1885) a poem in Persian
  • Ti, Shqipëri, më jep nder! (You, Albania, give me honor)
  • Tradhëtorëtë (Traitors)
  • Ujku dhe qëngji (The wolf and the sheep)

Bucharest (population 2. ... 1886 is a common year starting on Friday (click on link to calendar) Events January 18 _ Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England. ... 1886 is a common year starting on Friday (click on link to calendar) Events January 18 _ Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England. ... 1886 is a common year starting on Friday (click on link to calendar) Events January 18 _ Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England. ... 1890 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1894 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1898 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1898 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1885 is a common year starting on Thursday. ...

External links

  • A portrait and a poem in English (http://www.albanianliterature.com/html/authors/frasheri.html)



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