Remembering Gabriele D’Annunzio
(March 12, 1863–March 1, 1938)

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Today is the birthday of Gabriele D’Annunzio, novelist, poet, playwright, aesthete, dandy, playboy, war hero, and the first fascist dictator, who from 1919 to 1920 ruled over the Adriatic city-state of Fiume, establishing many of the political and aesthetic forms followed by Mussolini a few years later.

To learn more about D’Annunzio’s life and accomplishments, see the following works on this site:

Additionally, Kerry Bolton’s essay on D’Annunzio is included in his book, Artists of the Right [13], and Jonathan Bowden’s lecture on him is included in his Extremists [14].