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Scanderbeg (also Iskander Bey; orig. George Castriota)

Born: 1404 AD
Died: 1468 AD, at 64 years of age.

Nationality: Albanian
Categories: Activists

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1421–51 - commander of Sultan Murad II

 

1443 - renounced Islam and claimed independence from Albania bringing along the Turks

 

1461 - forced the sultan to end the 10-year truce

 

1463 - he broke the truce

 

1468 - the Albanian national hero died


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