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Andrea Costa

romagna italian italy socialist

Italian politician, born in Imola, Emilia-Romagna, NC Italy. He was the leader of the Italian federation of the First International. An anarchist, he staged a number of riots and escaped first to Switzerland and then France. Back in Italy, he founded the Partito socialista rivoluzionario do Romagna (Revolutionary Socialist Party of Romagna) in 1881 and its mouthpiece, the weekly Avanti! (Forward). He became the first socialist deputy in 1882 and opposed the Eritrea venture.

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