Italian politician, who fought against fascism and harshly confronted the aspirations of Mussolini, Fratte Polesine (Veneto)-born in 1885 and died in Rome in 1924.
He entered politics as a reformist socialist, and joined the Italian Socialist Party in 1921. Hated by Mussolini, was an active promoter of worker cooperatives in rural areas. From Parliament, he/she warned about the dangers of fascist violence and criticized the fascist and dictatorial tendency of Mussolini when he/she came to power in 1922.
In a parliamentary speech in 1924 he/she proposed to cancel the seats of fascist members, and these, in retaliation, murdered him ten days later. Despite the protests of Democratic members, King Víctor Manuel III not deposed Mussolini and that crime remained unpunished.