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She participated in the spreading of Christianity along the Via and already in the fifth millennium had a runner, a church and cathedrals. Procopius of Cæsarea mentions the town, which survive the Bulgarian and Ostrogothic wars. In Bezistan remains of a pre-Christian pre-Christian church from the fifth or sixth centuries AD were found.
1909, after the Young Turks in Istanbul had revolutionized, an Albanian National Congress was convened in Elbasan to examine education and culture issues. Representatives, all from Middle and South Albania, supported the Monastir Congress's resolution in Monastir (now Bitola, Republic of Macedonia) to use the Roman alphabet instead of the Albanian writing in Arabian.
Elbasan was home to Albanians, as well as Turks, Arabs and Sephardic Jews. Prior to the Second World War, Elbasan was a town with a mix of east and mediaeval architecture, small paved roads and a large basar. Within the ramparts there was a clearly demarcated Moslem village, a Vlach area on the edge of town and several beautiful museums and Islam building.
In Albania, the first teacher education course, Shkolla Normale e Elbasanit, was founded in Elbasan. In the First Balkan War it was invaded by Serb forces on 29 November 1912. On 25 October 1913 they retreated from Elbasan Hungary because of the Ultimatums of Great Britain and Austria. Elbasan's Moslem stronghold rejected Prince Wied's 1914 work.
Elbasan was conquered between 1915 and 1918 by Serbs, Bulgarians, Austrians and Italians. In March 1916, the Austro-Hungarian military took power over Elbasan From June 1916 to March 1917, Stanislav Kostka Neumann was fighting with the Austro-Hungarian military there, calling out his wartime memories of the Elbasan invasion.
The Elbasan railway station was opened in 1950. By 2014, the former Ruzhdi Bizhuta Stadion had been rebuilt by the ethnic Albanian state. Elbasan Arena, which has been refurbished, has become the home ground of the country's domestic club and the de facto home of Albania's FIFA-certifiedstadion. The Elbasan was squatted by several different groups, among them the Serbs, Bulgarians, Austrians and Italians.
Even after the Ottoman invasion, Elbasan continued to be a centre of Islam in Albania. In 1908, after the Congress of Monastir (in Bitola, Republic of Macedonia), it was agreed to use the Roman alphabet for the writing of Albanians, and under the influence of the young Turks, Muslims clergy carried out various protests in Elbasan in favour of it.
Further othodox cathedrals in the district of Elbasan are the cathedral St. Michael (Albanian), the cathedral Saint Nicholas (Albanian: Shen Kolli) in Shelcan (built 1554), the cathedral Saint Nicholas in Valesh (built 1604), the cathedral Saint Cosmas and damian in Sterstan (built 1800), the cathedral Saint Michael (Albanian):
The Shen Mehilli Chapel in Shalës (built in the seventeenth century), the St Mary's Chapel in Dragot (built in the eighteenth century), the St Nicholas' Chapel in Elbasan (seventeenth century) and the Elbasian Athanasius Chapel in Elbasan (built in 1554). In Elbasan there is also a Roman Catholicsurch. In Elbasan the Elbasan Festival takes place, a heathen festival that celebrates the end of autumn and the arrival of sommer.
After the Chinese constructed a steelworks in 1974, the importance of the town increased. It was also during the time of the fascist government that there were other industrial activities in the town. It was a centre of metallurgy and metalworking during the period of the Soviet communism. Today, Elbasan is one of the most heavily contaminated Albanian towns and is one of the most heavily contaminated of all.
Vërlaci - ethnic Albanian statesman. Mr. Teki Biçoku - Albanian Geoologist and former member and Chairman of the Academy of Sciences of Albania. Dodbiba Pirro - ethnic political leader of the PPSh (Albanian Labour Party). Shuteriqi Dhimitër - ethnic Albanian scientist, literature critic and author. Elba Basan is a partner: "Elbasan, I' m sorry, but I'm not going to be able to do this."
Brought back on October 20, 2013. The Research Centre for Muslim Culture, Art and Islamic Studies, p. 39, ISBN 978-92-9063-330-3, called on 9 January 2012, ...notes that Elbasan became a sand yak capitol immediately after 1466, but the most knowledgeable Tursun Beg noted for 1466: "The shultan fortified this fort of Elbasan at the Sancak of Ohrid and came back to Edirne...".
National History Institute, p. 133, ISBN 9989-159-24-6, OCLC 276645834, recalled on 26 December 2011, At the same or almost 1467, the people of Skopje, ...were exposed in the ethnic town of Konjuh (Elbasan) in Albania, which was built as a fort to support the fight against Skender-Bey. These Christians from Skopje as Elbasan residents came to other Ohrid, Kastoria and Serres homes who were forced to move to this town....
"Elbasanian.... Everyone speaks Albanian. "at the end of the 19th centruy there were 3,000 Muslim and 280 Orthodox Christians family. About 100 old Albanian-speaking Christians in the old part of the city were living in the fort, while 180 other wealthy Vlach locals were living in the St. Nicholas area.
Returned on January 11, 2011. 18 to 20 March; Austro-Hungarian forces took possession of Elbasan.... "Elbasan, Elbasan, the dirty city." Brought back on October 20, 2013. From the Saint Mary website. Archives from the originals on 11 January 2008. Returned on January 3, 2008. Elbasani.gov.al. Wikivoyage has a guidebook for Elbasan.