Ali Pasha of Tepeleni (1744-1822) is a symbol of the period which witnessed the decline of the central authority in the Ottoman Empire and the rise of provincial elites (ayân) who after serving in the Ottoman bureaucracy, often revolted against the Sublime Porte and tried to establish their own dynasty. Of Albanian origin, after serving as provincial governor, Ali Pasha managed to establish himself firmly in Epirus and then revolted against the Ottoman sultan. His revolt coincided and also contributed in a positive way to the Greek uprising of 1821 by diverting the Ottoman forces. However at the end his revolt was suppressed and he was executed. This book is his biography that starts its narrative from Ali Pasha's childhood, his early years, his rise to power and his tragic end. It also provides a valuable account about the Albanian and Greek populations of the region, their life-styles, traditions and political developments of the early 19th century.