Angelo Oliviero Olivetti

Angelo Oliviero Olivetti (1874 17 November 1931) was an Italian lawyer, journalist, and political activist.

Olivetti was born in Ravenna, Italy. In 1892 while a student at the University of Bologna he joined the Italian Socialist Party. Following accusations of subversive activity, he fled to Switzerland in 1898. There he eventually met Benito Mussolini. Finding only limited support for his views within the socialist movement, in 1906 he began publishing Pagine Libre, a journal devoted to revolutionary syndicalism. He was expelled from Switzerland in 1912.

On 5 October 1914, Olivetti published the manifesto of the Fasci d'Azione rivoluzionaria internazionalista. Mussolini shortly thereafter joined and assumed leadership of this fascio.

In March 1925, Olivetti was one of three Jewish speakers at the Congress of Fascist Culture.[1] He joined the faculty of the University of Perugia in 1931 as professor of political science, and died soon after in Spoleto, Italy.

Revolutionary syndicalists like Olivetti sought to change society while preserving the nation. Mussolini combined this syndicalism with strains of nationalism into his fascism.[2]

See also


  1. Sarfatti, Michele (2006). The Jews in Mussolini's Italy. University of Wisconsin Press. p. 419. ISBN 9780299217341.
  2. Sarti, Roland (April 1970). "Fascist Modernization in Italy: Traditional or Revolutionary". The American Historical Review. American Historical Association. 75 (4): 1029–1045. doi:10.2307/1852268. ISSN 0002-8762. JSTOR 1852268.

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