Errico Malatesta

1853 - 1932

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Errico Malatesta (4 December 1853 – 22 July 1932) was an Italian anarchist propagandist and revolutionary socialist. He edited several radical newspapers and spent much of his life exiled and imprisoned, having been jailed and expelled from Italy, Britain, France, and Switzerland. Originally a supporter of insurrectionary propaganda by deed, Malatesta later advocated for syndicalism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Errico Malatesta has received more than 453,063 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Errico Malatesta is the 84th most popular social activist (up from 89th in 2019), the 829th most popular biography from Italy (up from 893rd in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Italian Social Activist.

Errico Malatesta was an Italian anarchist who was most famous for his advocacy of violence.

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Among social activists, Errico Malatesta ranks 84 out of 840Before him are Rashid ad-Din Sinan, Dragutin Dimitrijević, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, Emilia Plater, Edmond James de Rothschild, and Gabrielle d'Estrées. After him are Augusto César Sandino, Fra Dolcino, Amílcar Cabral, Betty Williams, Toussaint Louverture, and Marinus van der Lubbe.

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Among people born in 1853, Errico Malatesta ranks 15Before him are Albrecht Kossel, Aleksei Brusilov, José Martí, Vladimir Solovyov, Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia, and Ferdinand Hodler. After him are Mozaffar ad-Din Shah Qajar, Hussein Kamel of Egypt, Princess Thyra of Denmark, Oskar Potiorek, Hans Christian Gram, and Franz I, Prince of Liechtenstein. Among people deceased in 1932, Errico Malatesta ranks 11Before him are Giuseppe Peano, Aristide Briand, Paul Doumer, Gustav Meyrink, Nadezhda Alliluyeva, and Alberto Santos-Dumont. After him are George Eastman, Ronald Ross, Max Wolf, Frederick Augustus III of Saxony, Joseph Babinski, and Edgar Wallace.

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Among people born in Italy, Errico Malatesta ranks 829 out of 5,161Before him are Ulisse Aldrovandi (1522), Andrea del Castagno (1420), Charles Emmanuel IV of Sardinia (1751), Berengar II of Italy (900), Raimondo Montecuccoli (1609), and Riccardo Muti (1941). After him are Giacomo Balla (1871), Giovanni Gentile (1875), Gian Galeazzo Visconti (1351), Donatella Versace (1955), Julia (-76), and Galeazzo Maria Sforza (1444).


Among social activists born in Italy, Errico Malatesta ranks 3Before him are Ernesto Teodoro Moneta (1833), and Beatrice Cenci (1577). After him are Fra Dolcino (1250), Frank Costello (1891), Antipope Clement III (1025), Beppe Grillo (1948), Moses Montefiore (1784), Attica (-55), Franca Viola (1948), Giuseppe Pinelli (1928), and Giuseppe Impastato (1948).