Benito Mussolini

Sky Unveils Benito Mussolini Drama Series ‘M. Son of the Century’

Click here to read the full article. Sky has unveiled a drama series chronicling Benito Mussolini’s rise to power based on Antonio Scurati’s book. Produced by The Apartment Pictures’ Lorenzo Mieli with Sky Studios and in collaboration with Pathé, M. Son of the Century will cover Mussolini’s story from the founding of Fasci Italiani in 1919 through to the leader’s infamous speech in parliament following the murder of socialist MP Giacomo Matteotti in 1925. The series will also provide viewers with an insight into Mussolini and his personal relationships, including with his wife Rachele, his lover Margherita Sarfatti and with other iconic...

Bending Souls: The Dark Artistry of Benito Mussolini

To better understand our ideological age, we would all do well to return to one of the eminent totalitarian practitioners from the twentieth century, Italy’s Benito Mussolini. In addition to being one of the century’s most bombastic strongmen, Mussolini perceived his reign as the work of an ingenious artist. Through calculated stagecraft and deft propaganda, Il Duce blended aesthetics with politics to move the masses. Simply watching a video of the broad shouldered, bald-headed dictator is a lesson in struts and smirks, arm-waving and head-shaking. The dictator was a performer. And the assembled crowds and sycophants adored it.
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Granddaughter of dictator Benito Mussolini wins Rome municipal seat

ROME, Italy: The granddaughter of Italy's fascist dictator Benito Mussolini, 47-year-old Rachele Mussolini, has won a second term on Rome's municipal council. Standing for the far-right 'Brothers of Italy' party, Mussolini received over 8,200 votes in the municipal election held on 3rd and 4th October, more than any other candidate and 657 more than she received in the previous ballot in 2016.

Granddaughter of fascist dictator Benito Mussolini tops Rome council vote

The granddaughter of Benito Mussolini has insisted the notoriety of her surname was not the reason for her success in elections this week for Rome city council. Rachele Mussolini is a member of Brothers of Italy, a far-Right party which is the heir to Italy’s post-war Fascist movement. With nearly...

Violet Gibson - The Irish woman who shot Benito Mussolini

On 7 April 1926 an Irish woman stepped out from a crowd in Rome and fired a shot at one of the 20th century's most infamous dictators. One bullet grazed the nose of Benito Mussolini, but the Italian leader survived the assassination attempt. Among the many acts of individual bravery...