Ernest Koliqi

(1903-1975 / Shkodra)

Ernest Koliqi
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Ernest Koliqi (1903–1975) was an Albanian-Italian poet, prose writer, dramatist, and literary scholar and translator.

Born in Shkodra, where he also attended his first lessons in the Shkodër Jesuit College he moved to Italy to study in Brescia and then at the University of Padua, and become knowledgeable in Albanian folk history. He began to write under pseudonyms, such as Hilushi, Hilush Vilza and Borizani. In the 1920s and 1930s Koliqi was the founder of leading magazines in Albania, such as the Illyria magazine, and other magazines, which covered geography and culture in the country. He also was Minister of Education at the time of the Albanian Kingdom during World War II, when... more »

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