Balabanoff, Angelica

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Balabanoff, Angelica

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Angelica Balabanoff, born at Chernigov, in Ukraine, Russian Empire, 14 August, 1877, was a Jewish-Italian Communist politician. She was a close friend of Benito Mussolini from 1904-1914, and attempted to complete his political education by lending him books, helping him earn money by translating a German Socialist tract into Italian and introducing him to other Italian socialists. She also associated with many of the Russian Socialist exiles in Switzerland, such as Vladimir Lenin, Julius Martov and Leon Trotsky. She died in Rome on November 25, 1965.


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Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto

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