Spiro Bellkameni

Spiro Bellkameni (1885-1912) was an Albanian military commander and activist of the Albanian National Awakening. He led one of the most important bands during the Albanian revolts of the 1900-1910s.[1]

LifeEdit

Born in Bellkamen, in the Manastir Vilayet of the Ottoman Empire in 1885 he was a close associate of Themistokli Gërmenji and Mihal Grameno. In 1906 he was a member of Bajo Topulli's band that assassinated the Pontic Greek bishop of Korçë Photios as retribution for the assassination of Kristo Negovani, which was instigated by Photios.[2][3] During the Albanian Revolt of 1911 he defeated an Ottoman contingent in Mali i Thatë.[4]

SourcesEdit

  1. ^ Skendi, Stavro (1967). The Albanian national awakening, 1878-1912. Princeton University Press. p. 421. Retrieved 1 February 2012.
  2. ^ Pollo, Stefanaq; Puto, Arben; Frashëri, Kristo; Skënder Anamali (1974). Histoire de l'Albanie, des origines à nos jours. Horvath. p. 159. ISBN 978-2-7171-0025-9. Retrieved 1 February 2012.
  3. ^ Wiedersehen mit Albanien. Südosteuropäische Arbeiten. Südost-Institut München. 1968. p. 148. Retrieved 1 February 2012.
  4. ^ Kokalari, Mexhit. "Spiro Bellkameni "trimi i madh që tundi dhenë"". Kushtrim Brezash. Retrieved 1 February 2012.[permanent dead link]