Gavril Dara

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Dara, Gavril


Born Jan. 8, 1826, in Palazzo Adriano, Sicily; died Nov. 19, 1885, in Agrigento, Sicily. Albanian poet and public figure in Italy.

Dara participated in the movements of the Carbonari and of G. Garibaldi. Later, in Rome, he directed the publication of the leftist newspaper La riforma (1871–74). His romantic poem The Last Song of Bala (published in 1887; separate complete edition in 1906) glorified the feats of the associates of G. Skanderbeg.


Kënka e sprasme e Bales. Tiranë. 1955.


Historia e letërsisë shqipe, vol. 1. Tiranë, 1959.


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