Dritëro Agolli was born on October 13, 1931, and died on February 3, 2017.
He was an Albanian poet, writer, politician, and former president of the defunct Albanian League of Writers and Artists.
Agolli studied in Leningrad in the Soviet Union and wrote primarily poetry, but also short stories, essays, plays, and novels.
Agolli was head of the Albanian League of Writers and Artists from the purge of Fadil Paçrami and Todi Lubonja at the Fourth Plenary Session of the Albanian Party of Labour from 1973 until 1992.
Dritëro Agolli passed away at 85 years old.