Prime Minister of AlbaniaDied when: 75 years 8 days (900 months)
Star Sign: Capricorn
Ismail Qemal bey Vlora, mostly known as Ismail Qemali (Albanian: [ismaˈil cɛmali]; 16 January 1844 – 26 January 1919), was an Albanian diplomat, politician, rilindas, statesman and the Founding Father of modern Albania, and one of the most famous Southern Albanian person.
The principal author of the Declaration of Independence, he subsequently served as the first Prime and Foreign Minister of Albania during the period from 1912 to 1914.
Born and raised in Vlorë into a wealthy Tosk family, Qemali developed an early interest in languages and mastered Ottoman Turkish, Greek, Italian and French in Ioannina and later studied law in Istanbul.
He travelled across Europe, particularly Belgium, France, England and Italy, and returned to Albania after the Young Turk Revolution.