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Luigi Galleani

Born: Aug 12, 1861

Death: Nov 4, 1931

Birthplace: Vercelli

Nationality: Italy

Luigi Galleani

Date of Birth : Aug 12, 1861
Date of Death : Nov 4, 1931
Birth Place : Vercelli

Luigi Galleani was an Italian anarchist active in the United States from 1901 to 1919, viewed by historians as an anarchist and insurrectionary anarchist. He is best known for his enthusiastic advocacy of "propaganda of the deed", i.e. the use of violence to eliminate "tyrants" and "oppressors" and to act as a catalyst to the overthrow of existing government institutions. From 1914 to 1932, Galleani's followers in the United States, carried out a series of bombings and assassination attempts against institutions and persons they viewed as class enemies. After Galleani was deported from the United States to Italy in June 1919, his colleagues are alleged to have carried out the Wall Street bombing of 1920, which resulted in the deaths of 38 people.


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