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  2. Benito Mussolini - Wikipedia

    Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini ( UK: / ˌmʊsəˈliːni, ˌmʌs -/ MU (U)SS-ə-LEE-nee, US: / ˌmuːs -/ MOOSS-, Italian: [beˈniːto aˈmilkare anˈdrɛːa mussoˈliːni]; [1] 29 July 1883 – 28 April 1945) was an Italian dictator and journalist who founded and led the National Fascist Party (PNF).

  3. Benito Mussolini | Biography, Definition, Facts, Rise, & Death

    Benito Mussolini, in full Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini, byname Il Duce (Italian: “The Leader”), (born July 29, 1883, Predappio, Italy—died April 28, 1945, near Dongo), Italian prime minister (1922–43) and the first of 20th-century Europe’s fascist dictators. Early life Learn about Benito Mussolini, his rise to power, and role in World War II

  4. Benito Mussolini - Biography, Facts & Death - HISTORY

    Benito Mussolini was an Italian political leader who became the fascist dictator of Italy from 1925 to 1945. Originally a revolutionary socialist, he forged the paramilitary fascist movement in ...

  5. Benito Mussolini summary | Britannica

    Benito Mussolini, known as Il Duce, (born July 29, 1883, Predappio, Italy—died April 28, 1945, near Dongo), Italian dictator (1922–43). An unruly but intelligent youth, he became an ardent socialist and served as editor of the party newspaper, Avanti! (1912–14). When he reversed his opposition to World War I, he was ousted by the party.

  6. Benito Mussolini and the rise of fascism in Italy

    Benito Mussolini makes a speech in Italy. Known for his charisma and persuasive rhetoric, the future fascist dictator rose to power amid growing discontent in the early 20th century.

  7. Benito Mussolini - Rise to power | Britannica

    As early as February 1918, he advocated the emergence of a dictator—“a man who is ruthless and energetic enough to make a clean sweep”—to confront the economic and political crisis then gripping Italy. Three months later, in a widely reported speech in Bologna, he hinted that he himself might prove to be such a man.

  8. Benito Mussolini | Holocaust Encyclopedia

    Benito Mussolini was an Italian nationalist and the founder of Italian Fascism. He ruled Italy from 1922–1925 as Prime Minister, and from 1925–1943 asil Duce, the Fascist dictator. Mussolini’s Fascist takeover of Italy was an inspiration and example for Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party in Germany. Key Facts.

  9. What were Benito Mussolini’s political beliefs? | Britannica

    Benito Mussolini was Europe’s first 20th-century fascist dictator. But Mussolini’s political orientation didn’t always lean that way. His father was an ardent socialist who worked part-time as a journalist for leftist publications. In his initial overtures into politics, Mussolini’s beliefs took after his father’s: he spent time ...

  10. 13 Facts About Benito Mussolini | Mental Floss

    For a brief moment in time, Benito Mussolini was an Italian hero, praised by millions for giving the nation a taste of its lost greatness. But he’s better known as the father of fascism, a brutal...

  11. 9 Things You May Not Know About Mussolini - HISTORY

    Born on July 29, 1883, Mussolini gained a reputation for bullying and fighting during his childhood. At age 10 he was expelled from a religious boarding school for stabbing a classmate in the...