Sadije Toptani

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Sadije Toptani (Tirana, 28 August 1876 – Durrës, 25 November 1934) was queen mother of Albanians from September 1928 until her death. She was the mother of Zog I of Albania.

Sadije Toptani
Queen Mother of Albanians
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Born(1876-08-28)28 August 1876
Tirana, Ottoman Empire
Died25 November 1934(1934-11-25) (aged 58)
Durrës, Albanian Kingdom
SpouseXhemal Pasha Zogu
IssueZog I of Albania
Princess Adile
Princess Nafije
Princess Senije
Princess Myzejen
Princess Ruhije
Princess Maxhide
Full name
Hanëm Sadije Toptani Zogu
HouseToptani (by birth)
Zogu (by marriage)
FatherSalah Bey Toptani


Sadije (or Khadija) was a member of the powerful Toptani family, Sadije was the daughter of Salah Bey Toptani and cousin to Essad Pasha Toptani. She was the second wife of Xhemal Pasha Zogu after the death of his first wife, Melek Hanem.

After her son became king in 1928, she was raised to the title Nëna Mbretëreshë e Shqiptarëve, or Queen Mother of the Albanians, with the style of Her Majesty on September 1, 1928, a position she held until her death. She supervised the Royal Kitchen to ensure that her son could not be poisoned. She was the official protector of the Gruaja Shiqiptare.


Sadije died in the Royal Compound in Durrës[1] and was buried in Tirana the next day.[2] A royal mausoleum was constructed to house her remains. The building was destroyed by Albanian communist forces on 17 November 1944.


Name Birth Death Spouse Children
Princess Adile Zogu 25 February 1893 6 February 1966 Major Emin Bey Agolli-Doshishti Prince Salih
Prince Hysen
Prince Sharafidin
Princess Teri
Princess Danush
King Zog I of the Albanians 8 October 1895 9 April 1961 Countess Geraldine Apponyi de Nagyappony Crown Prince Leka
Princess Nafije Zogu 25 October 1896 21 March 1955 Ceno Bey Kryeziu Prince Tati, Prince of Kosovo
Princess Senije Zogu 15 November 1903 15 April 1969 Prince Mehmed Abid of Turkey None
Princess Myzejen Zogu 6 February 1905 10 April 1969 Never married None
Princess Ruhije Zogu 20 March 1906 31 January 1948 Never married None
Princess Maxhide Zogu 20 March 1907 4 January 1969 Never married None


  1. ^ Shqipenia me 1937 (PDF) (in Albanian), I, Komisioni i Kremtimeve te 25-vjetorit te Vete-qeverrimit, 1937, p. 16, archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-25, ...e cila nderroi jete ne Banjat e Durresit...translated... who passed away in Durazzo thermal baths...
  2. ^ Royal Ark


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