Zog I


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Zog I

 (zōg) Originally Ahmed Bey Zogolli. 1895-1961.
Albanian president (1925-1928) and king (1928-1946) who fled the country after Italy's invasion (1939) and later abdicated.

Zog I

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(Biography) 1895–1961, king of Albania (1928–39), formerly prime minister (1922–24) and president (1925–28). He allowed Albania to become dominated by Fascist Italy and fled into exile when Mussolini invaded (1939)
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Leka's grandfather Zog I, fled when Italian Fascist troops invaded Albania in 1939, a year after his wedding with Hungarian Princess Geraldine Apponyi.
But it's Rita Ora who wants to stamp her authority on the contest by holding her judges' houses session in an Albanian mansion - once home to King Zog I, who was overthrown in 1939.
Zog I was probably the strangest monarch of the twentieth century.
SHORTLY BEFORE FIVE O'CLOCK on Saturday, September 1st, 1928, Europe gained a new kingdom and its only Muslim king: thirty-two year-old Zog I of Albania.