Italian Socialist politician who was killed by Mussolini's Fascist forces eleven days after he alleged that the Fascists rigged the the 1924 elections. He became a martyr for those in Italy who attempted to resist the Fascist dictatorship.
He obtained a law degree from the University of Bologna.
His death is often marked as the true beginning of Mussolini's dictatorship within Italy.
His son, Matteo, became a Social Democratic parliamentary deputy after World War II.
He was killed by Benito Mussolini 's paramilitary group, The Blackshirts.