Giacomo Matteotti

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Birthday
22, 1885
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
Jun 10, 1924 (39)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
22, 1885
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
Jun 10, 1924 (39)

About

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.

Before Fame

He obtained a law degree from the University of Bologna.

Trivia

His death is often marked as the true beginning of Mussolini's dictatorship within Italy.

Family Life

His son, Matteo, became a Social Democratic parliamentary deputy after World War II.

Associated With

He was killed by Benito Mussolini 's paramilitary group, The Blackshirts.