Benito Mussolini

Benito Mussolini

Born: July 29, 1883

Died: April 28, 1945

Nationality: Italian

Occupation: Politician

Biography: Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini was an Italian politician who led the National Fascist Party, ruling the country from 1922 to his ousting in 1943, and is credited with being one of the key figures in the creation of fascism.

Source/Notes: Speech to Chamber of Deputies (9 December 1928), quoted in Propaganda and Dictatorship (2007) by Marx Fritz Morstein, p. 48

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