Kaçulini Family: Patriots and teachers

“Culture in 1 Minute” / Episode 21

Stefan Kaçulini was the heir of the Kaçulini Family, which originated from Shkodra. He was born in Durrës and when he was 22 years old he started leading small groups for learning the Albanian language, which was forbidden at that time.

In 1903 he opened a stationery shop that was important in the struggle for independence in Durrës. Stefani was one of the founders of the Patriotic Clubs “Vëllazëria” (“Brotherhood”) and “Bashkimi” (“Union”). Even his wife, Maria, devoted herself to the development of education in Durrës.

Learn more about the history of the Kaçulini Family through this video and interview with one of its heirs, Aurel Kaçulini. Click here (in the Albanian version) and learn more about the brief history of the Kaçulini Family, from the moment of their arrival in Durrës until today, by reading about the figures who left their mark on the patriotic movement, political, social life and the field of education and medicine.


Producer and narrator: Geri Emiri 
Historical information: Dorian Hatibi 
Video-Production: Arlind Veshti 

The Informal Group “Busulla e Trashëgimisë” (“Compass of Heritage”) continuously publishes the summarized history of the old families of Durrës. Click HERE and follow all the publications of the “Qyteti që Rrëfen” (“The city tells”) category.

This video was made by the Informal Group “Busulla e Trashëgimisë”, within the project “Qyteti që Rrëfen”, with the financial support of Leviz Albania, a project of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, SDC and in cooperation with Amfora Media. 

The views and opinions expressed on the video are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the constitutions of the donors.

Media Amfora continuously publishes short informative videos about history and cultural heritage. Click HERE and follow all publications of the “Culture in 1 Minute” category.

Photo on the head: From the published video.


  1. Arkivi Qendror i Shtetit. Gf.3. Fo.235. Viti 1937. Dok. 198;
  2. Arkivi Qendror i Shtetit. Gf.1. Fo.489. Viti 1962. Dok. 51;
  3. Hidri. Sali: Stefan Kaçulini në lëvizjen patriotike durrsake. Toena. Tiranë. 2004.