Albania, The Story Of Skanderbeg

Who is Skanderbeg, The National Hero of Albania?

Skanderbeg was an Albanian who lived in the 15th century. As the Ottoman Empire pushed into his tiny homeland he made the decision to stand and fight.

Surely one man commanding and a few peasants could not expect to stand against the largest and most advanced army in the world, could he?

This podcast tells the story of his thrilling life. From Ottoman ward to sworn enemy.

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Further Reading:

FAQ

  • Who was Skanderbeg
    • Skanderbeg was an Albanian nobleman in the 15th century who fought an outnumbered war against the Ottomans. He is remembered today as Albania’s national hero.
  • Why is Skanderbeg important
    • Skanderbeg was the first person to lead the cause of Albanian identity. He bought the people of Albania together under a common cause.
  • How tall was Skanderbeg
    • He is described as very tall by his biographer, but his exact height is not recorded.
  • Did Skanderbeg ever lose a battle
    • No. He never lost a battle that he was personally involved in.
  • What does Skanderbeg mean
    • ‘Skanderbeg’ is a nickname coming from the word ‘Beg’ meaning ‘Lord’ and ‘Iskander’ which was a reference to Alexander The Great.
  • Where is Skanderbeg’s sword
    • Skanderbeg’s sword and helmet are on display at the Neue Burg museum in Vienna, Austria.

Attributions:

The Ice Giants by Kevin MacLeod
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Viking War Music Background Epic – No Copyright (2020)
Royalty Free

Skanderbeg’s tomb
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.en

Kruja Castle
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en

Skanderbeg Plaque
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

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