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Duce British & World English

The title assumed by Benito Mussolini in 1922

Duce, Il New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

title assumed by Benito Mussolini in 1922

Mussolini, Benito British & World English

(1883–1945), Italian Fascist statesman, Prime Minister 1922–43; known as Il Duce (‘the leader’); full name Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini. He founded the Italian Fascist Party in 1919. He annexed Abyssinia in 1936 and entered the Second World War on Germany’s side in 1940. Forced to resign after the Allied invasion of Sicily, he was rescued from imprisonment by German paratroopers, but was captured and executed by Italian communist partisans

Il Duce in Mussolini, Benito British & World English

(1883–1945), Italian Fascist statesman, Prime Minister 1922–43; known as Il Duce (‘the leader’); full name Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini. He founded the Italian Fascist Party in 1919. He annexed Abyssinia in 1936 and entered the Second World War on Germany’s side in 1940. Forced to resign after the Allied invasion of Sicily, he was rescued from imprisonment by German paratroopers, but was captured and executed by Italian communist partisans

Il Duce in Mussolini New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

, Benito (Amilcare Andrea) (1883–1945), Italian Fascist prime minister 1922–43; known as Il Duce (‘the leader’)