Mussolini History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Mussolini family
The surname Mussolini was first found in Bolgna (Latin: Bononia), the largest city and the capital of Emilia-Romagna Region. The famous University of Bologna was founded in the 11th century, by the 13th century the student body was nearly 10,000. Dante and Petrarch studied there. Tisso was tried there for 1564 for writing satirical poems. Bologna naturally, is famous for its sausages. But many noted scholars were born there. Mussolini was first found in 1279, viscounts in 1403, and again with estates and titles in 1415. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time was in itself a family honor.
Important Dates for the Mussolini family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mussolini research. Another 131 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1141, 1618, 1511 and 1574 are included under the topic Early Mussolini History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Mussolini Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Mussolini, Musolini, Mussollini, Musselini and others.
Early Notables of the Mussolini family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was Niccolò Musso (active 1618), an Italian painter of the Baroque period. He is said to have trained or worked under...
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Migration of the Mussolini family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Ferdinand Masso, who settled in Illinois in 1877; Angelina Musso, who settled in Louisiana sometime between 1890 and 1910; Cheresa Musso, who came to Louisiana sometime between 1895 and 1910.
Contemporary Notables of the name Mussolini (post 1700)
- Benito Mussolini (1883-1945), prime minister of Italy from 1922 until 1943, when he was overthrown
- Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini, prime minister and dictator of Italy from 1922 until 1943
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