Aleksandër Xhuvani

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Aleksandër Xhuvani
Aleksandër Xhuvani (portret).jpg
Born(1880-03-14)14 March 1880
Elbasan, Ottoman Empire
Died22 November 1961(1961-11-22) (aged 81)
Tirana Albania
Occupationwriter, scholar
Notable awardsTitulli "Mësues i Popullit".svg People's Teacher
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Aleksandër Xhuvani (14 March 1880 – 22 November 1961) was an Albanian philologist and educator.[1] Xhuvani spent much of his career working for the improvement of Albanian schools; he also advocated the standardization of the Albanian language in the years following Albania's independence. Among his writings are grammars in Albanian, as well as a dictionary of the language. Xhuvani also served as a politician, sitting in both the Constituent Assembly of the Albanian Kingdom and as a member of the Assembly of the Republic of Albania. In the latter he served as vice-president of the Presidium towards the end of his life.

Elbasan's Aleksandër Xhuvani University is named after him.

Life[edit]

Aleksandër Xhuvani was born on March 14, 1880, in Elbasan, then Ottoman Empire. He completed elementary school in his hometown at "Normalja e Elbasanit", while the high school in Tsotyli, then part of the Manastir Vilayet.[2] In 1902 he began his studies at the Faculty of Philology at the University of Athens and graduated in 1906. In August of the same year he was invited by Luigj Gurakuqi to teach in Albanian at the Arbëreshë College of San Demetrio Corone in the province of Cosenza, Italy.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Më 14 mars 1880 lindi Aleksandër Xhuvani, gjuhëtar dhe pedagog i shquar". VOAL - Voice of Albanians. 2017-03-14. Retrieved 2019-07-27.
  2. ^ "Prof. Aleksandër Xhuvani – jeta, vepra dhe fjala e tij në varrimin e At Gjergj Fishtës…". Radi and Radi (in Albanian). 2014-08-30. Retrieved 2020-07-13.
  3. ^ "Aleksandër Xhuvani – "Mësues i Popullit" (14 mars 1880 – 22 nëntor 1961)". ADE. 2018-03-13. Retrieved 2020-07-13.