Pavolini, Alessandro

BORN 27 Sep 1903, Firenze, Toscana - DIED 28 Apr 1945, Dongo, Lombardia
CAUSE OF DEATH killed by gunshots
GRAVE LOCATION Milano, Lombardia: Cimitero Maggiore di Musocco, Piazzale Cimitero Maggiore 1 (Field 10, Grave 1330)

Alessando Pavolini was the son of the scholar Paolo Emilio Pavolini. He studied law in Florence and political science in Rome. In Florence he joined Mussolini's movement and in 1922 he patricipated in the fascist March to Rome. After Mussolini gained power he published fascist magazines and organised events for the fascists. He was the fascist leader of Florence from 1929 to 1934. From 1939 to January 1943 he was Minister of Popular Culture.

After Mussolini lost Rome and started his new republic in Northern Italy he became the leader of the reformed Republican Fascist Party. When the allied forces conquered Northern Italy he tried to escape by swimming across the Lake of Como. But the partisans chased him, captured him and executed him. After his death his body was hung next to that of Mussolini.


The grave of Alessandro Pavolini at the Cimitero Maggiore, Milano.
Picture by Androom (22 Feb 2019)


Alessandro Pavolini - Wikipedia

Pawlikowska-Jasnorzewaska, Maria

Published: 06 Apr 2019
Last update: 06 Apr 2019