Oswald Mosley

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Birthday
16, 1896
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Dec 3, 1980 (84)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
16, 1896
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Dec 3, 1980 (84)

About

Remembered for founding both the British Union of Fascists and the United Kingdom New Party, this twentieth century British politician also served in the UK Parliament between 1918 and 1931 and briefly held the office of Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.

Before Fame

Before entering politics, he briefly fought in World War I, despite having been expelled from the Royal Military College, Sandhurst.

Trivia

He was affiliated with numerous political parties over the course of his career. Before founding the British Union of Fascists and the New Party, he belonged to the Conservative Party and the Labour Party, and was also briefly a political Independent. Later in his life, he affiliated himself with the Union Movement and the National Party of Europe.

Family Life

His marriage to Lady Cynthia Curzon produced children named Vivien, Nicholas, and Michael, and ended with Curzon's death in 1933. Before marrying Diana Guinness, who became the mother of his sons Oswald and Max, Mosley had affairs with his first wife's sister and stepmother.

Associated With

He was a contemporary of Labour Party leader and British Prime Minister Clement Attlee.