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Other names: the Great


After the Ottoman invasion of the Kosovo region, Zogu retreated to the mountains and waged continuous battles. He led an uprising against the Ottoman governor in Burgajet who was subsequently killed, and Zogu united the Matians who began to wage war against their occupiers. After a number of successful attacks, Zogu was acknowledged as the ruler of Mati by the Sultan. He continued his battles against the Ottomans, and was later killed during an attack on the city of Peladhi. Zogu was a Christian, but later converted to Islam.

Place of birth: Kosovo
Place of death: Peladhi



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