Şemseddin Sami Fraşeri, also called Semseddin Sami Bey Fraseri orSami Fraşeri, Fraşeri also spelled Frashëri (born June 1, 1850, Fraşer,Albania, Ottoman Empire—died June 18, 1904, Istanbul) author and lexicographer who was a leading figure in 19th-century Turkish literature.
Born into an established Albanian Muslim family, Fraşeri was educated at the Greek school of Janina and was also given lessons in Turkish, Persian, and Arabic by private tutors. After moving to Istanbul, he began a career injournalism and founded the newspaper Sabah (“Morning”) in 1875. He also became associated with the new Turkish writers. He translated .