Albania

Lost Kingdoms – Kingdom of Albania

The Kingdom of Albania has existed several times. An early principality of Albania developed into the Kingdom of Albania from 1272 to 1368, which was under the rule of the King of Naples and later under the Duke of Durazzo. It then became a Principality again until 1392 under the Thopia dynasty. From 1392 it [read more]

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Albania

Memorial for Queen Geraldine of Albania

6 August 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Queen Geraldine of Albania. She was born in Budapest (Austria-Hungary) in 1915. She was the daughter of Gladys Virginia Steuart and Hungarian Count Gyula Apponyi de Nagy Appony. After fleeing from Austria-Hungary as the empire collapsed the family lived in Switzerland. When her father died [read more]