Benito Mussolini

1883 - 1945

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Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini (29 July 1883 – 28 April 1945) was an Italian dictator who founded and led the National Fascist Party (PNF). He was Prime Minister of Italy from the March on Rome in 1922 until his deposition in 1943, as well as Duce of Italian fascism from the establishment of the Italian Fasces of Combat in 1919 until his summary execution in 1945 by Italian partisans. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Benito Mussolini has received more than 26,196,364 page views. His biography is available in 148 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 141 in 2019). Benito Mussolini is the 25th most popular politician (down from 20th in 2019), the 16th most popular biography from Italy (down from 14th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Italian Politician.

Benito Mussolini was an Italian fascist dictator who is most famous for his involvement in World War II.

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Among politicians, Benito Mussolini ranks 25 out of 19,576Before him are Commodus, Otto von Bismarck, Andrew Jackson, Elizabeth I of England, Vladimir Putin, and Louis XVI of France. After him are Hammurabi, Mao Zedong, Cicero, Huang Xianfan, Constantine the Great, and Winston Churchill.

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Among people born in 1883, Benito Mussolini ranks 1After him are Franz Kafka, John Maynard Keynes, Coco Chanel, Karl Jaspers, Walter Gropius, Joseph Schumpeter, Khalil Gibran, Anton Webern, Jaroslav Hašek, Nikos Kazantzakis, and Lev Kamenev. Among people deceased in 1945, Benito Mussolini ranks 2Before him is Adolf Hitler. After him are Franklin D. Roosevelt, Anne Frank, Heinrich Himmler, Joseph Goebbels, Eva Braun, Martin Bormann, Béla Bartók, Fedor von Bock, Anton Webern, and Ernst Cassirer.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Benito Mussolini ranks 16 out of 5,161Before him are Raphael (1483), Antonio Vivaldi (1678), Niccolò Machiavelli (1469), Giuseppe Verdi (1813), Commodus (161), and Thomas Aquinas (1225). After him are Cicero (-106), Giordano Bruno (1548), Virgil (-70), Francis of Assisi (1182), Nero (37), and Caravaggio (1571).


Among politicians born in Italy, Benito Mussolini ranks 4Before him are Julius Caesar (-100), Augustus (-63), and Commodus (161). After him are Cicero (-106), Nero (37), Marcus Aurelius (121), Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor (1768), Caligula (12), Lorenzo de' Medici (1449), Silvio Berlusconi (1936), and Pontius Pilate (-12).