Donna Rachele Mussolini (11 April 1890 – 30 October 1979) was the second wife of Benito Mussolini. Events 491 - Flavius Anastasius becomes Byzantine Emperor, with the name of Anastasius I. Year 1890 ( MDCCCXC) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Events 637 - Antioch surrenders to the Muslim forces under Rashidun Caliphate after the Battle of Iron bridge. Year 1979 ( MCMLXXIX) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1979 Gregorian calendar)
She was born as Rachele Guidi at Predappio, Romagna, into a peasant family, and moved in with Benito Mussolini in 1910. Predappio is a Town and Comune in the province of Forlì-Cesena, in the region of Emilia-Romagna in Italy, with a population Romagna is an Italian historical region that approximately corresponds to the south-eastern portion of present-day Emilia-Romagna. Year 1910 ( MCMX) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year starting They married in 1915 in a civil ceremony and renewed their vows in a religious service in 1925 (after Benito's rise to power). Year 1915 ( MCMXV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year Year 1925 ( MCMXXV) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. She bore five children by her husband, and was willing to ignore his various mistresses. She was portrayed as the model Fascist housewife and mother. Fascism is a totalitarian nationalist and corporatist ideology She remained loyal to Mussolini until the end, and was arrested in 1945 by Italian Partisans in Switzerland (she fled Italy after World War II). Year 1945 ( MCMXLV) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar Italy (Italia officially the Italian Republic, (Repubblica Italiana is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest Switzerland (English pronunciation; Schweiz Swiss German: Schwyz or Schwiiz Suisse Svizzera Svizra officially the Swiss Confederation She was turned over to the Americans and was released after several months. In her later life she ran a restaurant and received a Government pension until her death. After her husband's death she begged to have his body for private burial.
With Albert Zarca she wrote a biography of her husband, translated into English as Mussolini: An Intimate Biography.