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Benito Mussolini

1883 - 1945

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Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini (UK: , US: , Italian: [beˈniːto aˈmilkare anˈdrɛːa mussoˈliːni]; 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 25,065,465 page views. His biography is available in 141 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 138 in 2019). Benito Mussolini is the 20th most popular politician (down from 19th in 2019), the 14th most popular biography from Italy (down from 13th in 2019) and the 3rd 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 20 out of 15,577Before him are David, Saladin, Elizabeth I of England, Jimmy Carter, Winston Churchill, and Constantine the Great. After him are Tutankhamun, Hannibal, Otto von Bismarck, Hammurabi, Cicero, and Mikhail Gorbachev.

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Among people born in 1883, Benito Mussolini ranks 1After him are Franz Kafka, Coco Chanel, John Maynard Keynes, Karl Jaspers, Walter Gropius, Khalil Gibran, Joseph Schumpeter, Anton Webern, Nikos Kazantzakis, Jaroslav Hašek, 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, Eva Braun, Joseph Goebbels, Martin Bormann, Béla Bartók, Thomas Hunt Morgan, Fedor von Bock, and Walter Model.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Benito Mussolini ranks 14 out of 4,668Before him are Dante Alighieri (1265), Augustus (-63), Raphael (1483), Antonio Vivaldi (1678), Niccolò Machiavelli (1469), and Thomas Aquinas (1225). After him are Giuseppe Verdi (1813), Cicero (-106), Virgil (-70), Commodus (161), Giordano Bruno (1548), and Francis of Assisi (1182).


Among politicians born in Italy, Benito Mussolini ranks 3Before him are Julius Caesar (-100) and Augustus (-63). After him are Cicero (-106), Commodus (161), Nero (37), Marcus Aurelius (121), Caligula (12), Pontius Pilate (-12), Tiberius (-42), Lorenzo de' Medici (1449), and Mark Antony (-83).