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, England, 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 360,073 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Errico Malatesta is the 86th most popular social activist (down from 66th in 2019), the 895th most popular biography from Italy (down from 783rd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular 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 86 out of 538Before him are Edmond James de Rothschild, Bugsy Siegel, Sakamoto Ryōma, Gerald Durrell, Dragutin Dimitrijević, and Amílcar Cabral. After him are Abdul Basit 'Abd us-Samad, Fra Dolcino, Augusto César Sandino, Antipope Clement III, Ernesto Teodoro Moneta, and René Cassin.

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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 Franz I, Prince of Liechtenstein, Princess Thyra of Denmark, Alphonse Bertillon, Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany, Oskar Potiorek, and Hussein Kamel of Egypt. Among people deceased in 1932, Errico Malatesta ranks 14Before him are Ronald Ross, Gustav Meyrink, Alberto Santos-Dumont, Paul Doumer, George Eastman, and Margaret Brown. After him are Joseph Babinski, Frederick Augustus III of Saxony, Edgar Wallace, Pavlik Morozov, André Maginot, and Max Wolf.

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Among people born in Italy, Errico Malatesta ranks 895 out of 4,668Before him are Faustina the Elder (105), Giorgio Parisi (1948), Emilio De Bono (1866), Peter Damian (1007), Natalia Ginzburg (1916), and Mario Monti (1943). After him are Dino De Laurentiis (1919), Vincenzo Peruggia (1881), Quirinius (-45), Rachele Mussolini (1890), Cola di Rienzo (1313), and Princess Maria Annunciata of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (1843).


Among social activists born in Italy, Errico Malatesta ranks 2Before him are Beatrice Cenci (1577). After him are Fra Dolcino (1250), Antipope Clement III (1025), Ernesto Teodoro Moneta (1833), Frank Costello (1891), Andreas Hofer (1767), Beppe Grillo (1948), Moses Montefiore (1784), Giuseppe Pinelli (1928), Franca Viola (1948), and Giuseppe Impastato (1948).