The Saverian College of Shkodër, “the cradle of patriots”

“Culture in 1 Minute” – Episode 27.

In Albania in the years 1870-1930, intellectuals and patriots of the first class stood out, through whom important historical moments were overcome. The colossuses of the time, Luigj Gurakuqi, Faik Konica, Arshi Pipa, Martin Camaj, Ndre Mjeda and Ernest Koliqi, were at the forefront of the sciences that were being born in backward Albania.

Among the catalysts of the formation of the national identity of the Albanians was an elite school from which these patriots came. It was founded in Shkodër on October 17, 1877 and was called “Saverian College” (Kolegji Saverian).

“Culture in 1 Minute” – Episode 27

For more, watch the video published above and the interview with the representative of “Atë Pjetër Meshkalla” High School, Paulo Vjerdha, who told about the continuation of the tradition created by the college, which is the predecessor of today’s school.

Video team:

Producer and narrator: Geri Emiri;

Historical information: Dorian Hatibi;

Video-Production: Arlind Veshti.


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2.⁠ ⁠Meksi. Aleksandër. Historia e Arkitekturës në Shqipëri. Tiranë 2016;

3.⁠ ⁠Murzaku. Ines. Historia e Jezuitëve në Shqipëri. Tiranë 2022.