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Ndue Melyshi
Ndue Melyshi
Melyshi at the age of 104
Birth: 13 February 1911
Kthelle, Lezhe County, Ottoman Empire (now Albania)
Death: 31 July 2020
Shkoder, Shkoder County, Albania
Age: 109 years, 169 days
Country: AlbaniaALB

Ndue Gjon Melyshi [Albanian: Mëlyshi] (13 February 1911 – 31 July 2020) was an Albanian centenarian who at the time of his death was the oldest man in Albania and the second-oldest person in Albania, behind Zenepe Pirani.


Ndue Melyshi was born in Kthelle, Lezhe County, Ottoman Empire (now Albania) on 13 February 1911. However, in the most recent article mentioning his death, he claimed that his baptism certificate "states" he was born in 1909, albeit the year being 1911 on his passport.

He supported the monarchy during Albania's National Liberation Movement (1942–1945), and was an opponent of the Communist regime that was installed later. He fled the country in 1952, moving first to Yugoslavia, Italy and West Germany, and eventually settling in the United States, where he lived until 1992. He spent his later years in Shkoder.

Melyshi died in Shkoder, Shkoder County, Albania on 31 July 2020 at the age of 109 years, 169 days.