Benito Mussolini Biography

Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini was an Italian politician, journalist, and leader of the National Fascist Party, ruling the country as Prime Minister from 1922 until his ousting in 1943. He ruled constitutionally until 1925, when he dropped all pretense of democracy and set up a legal dictatorship. Known as Il Duce, Mussolini was one of the key figures in the creation of fascism.

In 1912 Mussolini was the leading member of the National Directorate of the Italian Socialist Party. Prior to 1914 he was a keen supporter of the Socialist International, starting the series of meetings in Switzerland that organised the communist revolutions and insurrections that swept through Europe from 1917. Mussolini was expelled from the PSI due to his opposition to the party's stance on neutrality in World War I. Mussolini denounced the PSI, and later founded the fascist movement. Following the March on Rome in October 1922 he became the youngest Prime Minister in Italian history until the appointment of Matteo Renzi in February 2014. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Benito Mussolini
Nationality:
Italy
Profession:
Politician, Journalist, Writer
Religion:
Atheism, Catholicism
Date of Birth:
July 29, 1883
Astrological Sign:
Leo
Date of Death:
April 28, 1945
Age at Death:
61
Cause of Death:
Execution by firing squad, Tyrannicide
Marriages
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