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 (mo͞o′sə-lē′nē, mo͝os′ə-, mo͞os′sō-), Benito Amilcare Andrea Known as "Il Duce." 1883-1945.
Italian Fascist dictator and prime minister (1922-1943) who conducted an expansionist foreign policy, formalized an alliance with Germany (1939), and brought Italy into World War II (1940). Dismissed by Victor Emmanuel III (1943), he led a puppet Nazi government in northern Italy until 1945, when he was assassinated.


(ˌmʊsəˈliːnɪ; Italian mussoˈliːni)
(Biography) Benito (beˈniːto) known as il Duce. 1883–1945, Italian Fascist dictator. After the Fascist march on Rome, he was appointed prime minister by King Victor Emmanuel III (1922) and assumed dictatorial powers. He annexed Abyssinia and allied Italy with Germany (1936), entering World War II in 1940. He was forced to resign following the Allied invasion of Sicily (1943) and was eventually shot by Italian partisans


(ˌmʊs əˈli ni, ˌmu sə-)

Benito ( “Il Duce” ), 1883–1945, Italian Fascist leader: premier of Italy 1922–43.
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1943: Italian dictator Mussolini quits The Italian dictator, Benito Mussolini, steps down as head of the armed forces and the government.
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