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Teuta, the queen regent of the Ardiaei tribe in Illyria, ascended to power after the death of her husband in 231 BC. Continuing his policy of expanding their influence in the Adriatic Sea, she faced conflict with the Roman Republic due to Illyrian piracy. Despite her efforts to defend her kingdom, Teuta ultimately surrendered after losing the First Illyrian War in 228 BC.

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Urani Rumbo

Urani Rumbo was a pioneering Albanian feminist, teacher, and playwright. She founded the Lidhja e Gruas (Woman’s Union), one of the first feminist organizations in Albania. Rumbo fought for women’s rights and education, opening a primary school for girls and advocating for their access to the lyceum. Her efforts continue to inspire women striving for gender equality in Albania.

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