Andrea Bogdani (Albanian: Ndre Bogdani; ca. 1600–1683) was an Ottoman scholar of Albanian origin and prelate of the Roman Catholic Church.

Andrea Bogdani
Bornca. 1600
Gur in Hasit, Ottoman Empire (modern-day Kosovo)[1]
OccupationCatholic priest

Andrea Bogdani was born in the beginning of the 17th century Gur i Hasit near Prizren, Ottoman Empire (modern-day Kosovo). Bogdani was educated by Jesuits at the Illyrian College in Loreto.[2]

After he completed his education in Loreto he became a parish in Pristina.[3] From 1656 to 1677, when he resigned he served as Archbishop of Skopje, while from 1675 to 1677 he also served as apostolic administrator of Achrida.[4] On 8 November 1677 Bogdani resigned because of illness.[5] His nephew Pjetër Bogdani, one of the best-known writers of early Albanian literature succeeded him as Archbishop of Skopje in 1677. Andrea Bogdani has become known for writing the first Latin-Albanian grammar book.[6]

Serbian historian Samardžić criticized Bogdani's works as forgery and revisionism of the Serbian medieval history.[7] Bogdani distinguished himself as great enemy of Serbs.[8] He considered Orthodox Christians as enemies of Catholics.[9]

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  1. ^ Robert Elsie Biographical Dictionary of Albanian History, Centre for Albanian Studies (London, England), I.B.Tauris, 2013, ISBN 1780764316, p. 44.
  2. ^ umetnosti, Srpska akademija nauka i (1950). Posebna izdanja. p. 244.
  3. ^ Umetnosti, Srpska akademija nauka i (1946). Glas. p. 73.
  4. ^ Elsie, Robert; Centre for Albanian Studies (2005). Albanian literature: a short history. I.B.Tauris. pp. 27–8. ISBN 1-84511-031-5.
  5. ^ Glasnik na Institutot za nacionalna istorija. Institut. 1972. p. 255. По оставката на болниот надбискуп на скопската надбис- купија Андрија Богдани на 8 ноември 1677 година, надбискуп
  6. ^ Marmullaku, Ramadan (1975). Albania and the Albanians. C. Hurst. p. 17. ISBN 0-903983-13-3.
  7. ^ Samardžić 1993, p. 100.
  8. ^ umetnosti, Srpska akademija nauka i (1950). Posebna izdanja. p. 347. Иначе надбискуп Богдани, као и раније, истиче се као велики противник Срба
  9. ^ Историски записи. с.н. 1954. p. 328. Андрија Богдани из Јањева каже да су православни исто толики противници католика колико и Турци...