Andrea Bogdani

Andrea Bogdani
Born ca. 1600
Gurrë, Ottoman Empire (modern-day Albania)
Died 1683
Nationality Ottoman
Other names Andrija Bogdani
Occupation Catholic priest

Andrea Bogdani (ca. 1600-1683) also known as Ndre Bogdani was an Ottoman scholar of Albanian origin and prelate of the Roman Catholic Church.

Early life and education

Andrea Bogdani was born in the beginning of the 17th century near Gurrë, Ottoman Empire (modern-day Albania).[1] Bogdani was educated by Jesuits at the Illyrian College in Loreto.[2]


After he completed his education in Loreto he became a parish in Priština.[1] From 1656 to 1677, when he resigned he served as Archbishop of Skopje, while from 1675 to 1677 he also served as apostolic administrator of Achrida.[3] On 8 November 1677 Bogdani resigned because of illness.[4] His nephew Pjetër Bogdani, one of the best-known writers of early Albanian literature succeeded him as Archbishop of Skopje in 1677. Andrea Bogdani has become known for writing the first Latin-Albanian grammar book.[5]

Relation toward Serbs

Serbian historian Samardžić criticized Bogdani's works as forgery and revisionism of the Serbian medieval history.[6] Bogdani distunguished himself as great enemy of Serbs.[7] He considered Orthodox Christians as enemies of Catholics.[8]

See also


  1. 1 2 umetnosti, Srpska akademija nauka i (1946). Glas. p. 73. ... дошао за надбискупа Охрида ранији питомац Илирскога колегија у Лорету и свештеник у Приштини, Андрија Богдани (Arch. S. Congr. Lett. ant. vol. 58, fol. 65, 67. vol. 393, fol. 268). О овом Богдани »da Guri in Albania«, говори се ...
  2. umetnosti, Srpska akademija nauka i (1950). Posebna izdanja. p. 244.
  3. Elsie, Robert; Centre for Albanian Studies (2005). Albanian literature: a short history. I.B.Tauris. pp. 27–8. ISBN 1-84511-031-5.
  4. Glasnik na Institutot za nacionalna istorija. Institut. 1972. p. 255. По оставката на болниот надбискуп на скопската надбис- купија Андрија Богдани на 8 ноември 1677 година, надбискуп
  5. Marmullaku, Ramadan (1975). Albania and the Albanians. C. Hurst. p. 17. ISBN 0-903983-13-3.
  6. Samardžić 1993, p. 100.
  7. umetnosti, Srpska akademija nauka i (1950). Posebna izdanja. p. 347. Иначе надбискуп Богдани, као и раније, истиче се као велики противник Срба
  8. Историски записи. с.н. 1954. p. 328. Андрија Богдани из Јањева каже да су православни исто толики противници католика колико и Турци...


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