Enver Hoxha - age: 76

Enver Hoxha

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ABOUT

For four decades, this Albanian socialist politician served as First Secretary of his country's Party of Labour. For the last ten years of his life, he was also Prime Minister of Albania.His career was marked by harsh treatment of his political opponents; he was a strong proponent and frequent employer of the death penalty.He and Fan Noli both held office as Prime Minister of Albania.

BEFORE FAME

After dropping out of both the the University of Montpellier and the Sorbonne, he opened a small business that was quickly shut down by the fascist, Italian-controlled Albanian government. Soon thereafter, he joined the Communist Party of Albania.

PERSONAL LIFE

His marriage to Nexhmije Hoxha resulted in sons named Ilir and Sokol and a daughter named Pranvera. Raised in the Bektashi Islamic faith, Hoxha denounced all religion after joining the Communist Party.

FUN FACTS

World Leader Enver Hoxha were born on Friday, in a leap year, birthstone is Opal, the seaon was Fall in the Chinese year of Monkey, it is 276 days until Enver Hoxha next birthday.

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