|King Zog I|
Did you know Albania had a king?
I mean, they don’t. But they did. They had a king. A king. One king. And that wasn’t really all that long ago.
Actually, it was, 1930s. Well, actually, 1928-1939. But that was less than 100 years ago, so not all that long.
Yes, Albania had a king. Zog I.
Really, his name was Zog I. There was never a Zog II, or an anything else, either. He was elected king — did you know you could get elected king? Well, Zog was, so it was possible it seems — and he served until Mussolini invaded Albania in 1939.
Why am I bringing him up? Well, today’s his birthday. How old is he? That’s easy. 65.
How is that possible? Well, he quit having birthdays in 1961 when he up and died, so he’s been stuck at 65 for a while. But he was born in 1895, if you care. Albania cared, apparently.
I’m just wondering why I never hears of Zog I before now. Maybe you’ve heard of him. If so, share your knowledge. That way I don’t have to look a bunch of stuff up.