Donna Rachele Mussolini
(11 April 1890 – 30 October 1979) was the mistress
, and widow
of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini
Rachele Mussolini was born Rachele Guidi
, Kingdom of Italy
). She was born into a peasant family and was the daughter of Agostino Guidi and wife Anna Lombardi. After the death of her father, her mother became the lover of the widowed Alessandro Mussolini.
In 1910, Rachele Guidi moved in with Benito Mussolini
. In 1914, Mussolini married his first wife Ida Dalser
. Though the records of this marriage were destroyed by Mussolini's government, an edict from the city of Milan ordering Mussolini to make maintenance payments to “his wife Ida Dalser” and their child was overlooked. Shortly before his son Benito Albino Mussolini was born to Ida Dalser, Rachele Guidi and Benito Mussolini were married in a civil ceremony in Treviglio
, 17 December 1915. In 1925, they renewed their vows in a religious service (after Mussolini's rise to power).
Rachele Mussolini bore five children by Benito Mussolini and she was willing to ignore his various mistresses. Rachele and Benito Mussolini had two daughters, Edda
(1910–1995) and Anna Maria (1929–1968), and three sons Vittorio
(1918–1941), and Romano
During the reign of Mussolini's Fascist regime
, Rachele Mussolini was portrayed as... Read More