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Zogu I, Skanderbeg III
King of the Albanians
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King of Albania
Reign 1 September 1928  – 7 April 1939
Predecessor Monarchy established
Vidi I (as Prince of Albania), deposed in 1914
Successor Victor Emmanuel III of Italy
1st President of Albania
Term 1 February 1925 – 1 September 1928
Predecessor New Post
Successor Monarchy established
Marshal of Royal Albanian Army
Term 1 February 1925  – 1 September 1939
Predecessor New Post
11th Prime Minister of Albania
Term 1 26 December 1922 – 25 February 1924
Predecessor Xhafer Bej Ypi
Successor Shefqet Vërlaci
Term 2 6 January 1925 – 1 September 1928
Predecessor Iliaz Bej Vrioni
Successor Koço Kota
Born (1895-10-08)8 October 1895
Burgajet Castle, Burrel, Ottoman Albania
Died 9 April 1961(1961-04-09) (aged 65)
Suresnes, Paris, France
Burial Mausoleum of the Albanian Royal Family
Consort Géraldine Apponyi de Nagyappony
Issue Leka, Crown Prince of Albania
Full name
Ahmet Muhtar Zogolli
House Zogu
Father Xhemal Pasha Zogolli
Mother Sadije Toptani
Religion Sunni Islam
Signature Zogu I, Skanderbeg III's signature

Zog I, King of the Albanians (Albanian: Naltmadhnija e tij Zogu I, Mbreti i Shqiptarëve 8 October 1895 – 9 April 1961), born Ahmet Muhtar Zogolli, taking the surname Zogu in 1922, was the leader of Albania from 1922 to 1939. He first was Prime Minister of Albania (1922–1924), then as President (1925–1928), and finally as the first and only King (1928–1939).

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