Benito Musolini was born on July 29, 1883, in Predappio, Italy . He was the first child of the local blacksmith. While he was young, Musolini was said to be a poor, unruly, agressive, disobedient(at school he was said to be a bully), but while being all of that he was also smart. Then he went and became a schoolmaster. In 1909, Musolini fell in love with a 16 year old Rachele Guidi. A month later, she went to live with him in a damp, cramped apartment in Forli, soon after they were married.Soon after the marrige, Musolini was imprisioned for the fifth time. After getting out of prision, Mussolini was appointed editor of the Socialist paper “Avanti!”. Mussolini was best known for his involvement in World War 2. Before the war even started Mussolini knew that peace was essential to Italy’s well-being. To him there was no way to win because if he went along with the Germans they might “pull a stunt” and if he didn’t intervene he figured that the Americans would get perturbed. And while standing on the side lines watching Hitler’s war, and that made him want a piece of the action. So on June 10, 1940 Italy declared war on France. As the war was progressing it has been shown how Mussolini was trying more and more to reform Italy as a Fascist government. But as we all know as German defenses in Italy collapsed, Mussolini’s army crumbled to little Italian pieces. He tried to avoid death by crossing the frontier as a German soldier, but they recognized him, he was shot and killed. His body was hung with his mistresses, head downward, in the Piazza Loreto in Mila