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Mic Sokoli

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Nationality  Albanian
Occupation  Freedom fighter
Name  Mic Sokoli

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Born  1839Bujan, Ottoman Empire (now Albania)
Known for  Thrusting his body in front of an enemy cannon and raising morale
Died  April 1881, Ferizaj, Kosovo

Mic Sokoli (1839–1881) was an Albanian nationalist figure and guerrilla fighter. Mic Sokoli was born in the village of Fang near Bujan in the Tropoja district of the north. He was a noted guerrilla leader during the years of the League of Prizren and took part in the fighting in Yakova against Mehmet Ali Pasha. He fought in the Battle of Novšiće (near Grudë) against the Montenegrins. Mic Sokoli is remembered in particular for an act that has entered the chronicles of Albanian legend as a deed of exemplary heroism: at the battle of Slivova against Ottoman forces in April 1881, he died when he pressed his body against the mouth of a Turkish cannon.

Legacy

The stories of Sokoli's braveness in battles have been noted in many traditional Albanian folk songs. He is a People's Hero of Albania.

References

Mic Sokoli Wikipedia


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