Clara Petacci

1912 - 1945

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Clara "Claretta" Petacci (Italian: [klaˈretta peˈtattʃi]; 28 February 1912 – 28 April 1945) was a mistress of the Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Clara Petacci has received more than 2,878,329 page views. Her biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia. Clara Petacci is the 1,512th most popular politician (down from 1,003rd in 2019), the 579th most popular biography from Italy (down from 422nd in 2019) and the 92nd most popular Italian Politician.

Clara Petacci was a woman who joined Benito Mussolini's mistress, Rachele, in his final days. She was captured and executed with Mussolini and Rachele by members of the Italian resistance.

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Among politicians, Clara Petacci ranks 1,512 out of 19,576Before her are Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria, King Elah, Hans Luther, Pepi I Meryre, Herod Agrippa, and Achaemenes. After her are Constantine VIII, Nitocris, Carlos Menem, Theuderic I, José Eduardo dos Santos, and Ferenc Szálasi.

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Among people born in 1912, Clara Petacci ranks 19Before her are Raoul Wallenberg, Jorge Amado, Alfredo Stroessner, John Cage, Khalid of Saudi Arabia, and Heinrich Harrer. After her are Carlo Ponti, Chuck Jones, Hanna Reitsch, Gene Kelly, Adolf Galland, and Sergiu Celibidache. Among people deceased in 1945, Clara Petacci ranks 31Before her are David Lloyd George, Vidkun Quisling, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, August von Mackensen, Princess Stéphanie of Belgium, and Hermann Fegelein. After her are Käthe Kollwitz, Emil Hácha, Robert Ley, Hans Fischer, Stefan Banach, and Hans Krebs.

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Among people born in Italy, Clara Petacci ranks 579 out of 5,161Before her are Saint Eustace (10), Salvatore Quasimodo (1901), Gallienus (218), Lorenzo de' Medici, Duke of Urbino (1492), Matilda of Tuscany (1046), and Pierluigi Collina (1960). After her are Anna Magnani (1908), Giuseppe Farina (1906), Aldus Manutius (1449), Tibullus (-50), Hiero II of Syracuse (-308), and Titus Tatius (-800).


Among politicians born in Italy, Clara Petacci ranks 92Before her are Vittorio Emanuele, Prince of Naples (1937), Maria Anna of Savoy (1803), Philip of Swabia (1177), Marcus Furius Camillus (-446), Gallienus (218), and Lorenzo de' Medici, Duke of Urbino (1492). After her are Hiero II of Syracuse (-308), Titus Tatius (-800), Bona Sforza (1494), Francis I of the Two Sicilies (1777), Alexander Farnese, Duke of Parma (1545), and Alexander of Battenberg (1857).