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Mikhail Bakunin
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Born: May 30, 1814

Died: June 13, 1876 (aged 62)

Nationality: Russian

Occupation: Revolutionary

Bio: Mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin was a well-known Russian revolutionary and philosopher, theorist of collectivist anarchism. He has also often been called the father of anarchist theory in general. Bakunin grew up in Premukhino, a family estate near Moscow, where he moved to study philosophy and began to read the French Encyclopedists, leading to enthusiasm for the philosophy of Fichte.

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