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Buenaventura Durruti

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Durruti in 1936

José Buenaventura Durruti Dumange (14 July 1896 – 20 November 1936) was a Spanish anarchist leader. He was born in the town of León. Durruti was a central figure of Spanish anarchism during the country's civil war of 1936-1939.[1] He fought against fascism.

He robbed banks to use the money to help his friends escape prison.[2] It is believed that he killed the bishop Juan Soldevilla. Some anarchists believed Soldevilla helped people who murdered people in labor unions.

He died in Madrid when he was killed by a person using a gun during the Spanish Civil War.

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  1. Joseph, Paul, ed. (12 October 2016). "Anarchism". The SAGE Encyclopedia of War: Social Science Perspectives. Thousand Oaks, California: SAGE Publications. p. 63. ISBN 9781483359885. Retrieved 2 June 2023. Durruti is remembered as a hero, an anarchist militant, and a revolutionary armed fighter against fascism, willing to wage war to foster a worker-controlled anarchist society.
  2. The Hiddens Wanderings of Durruti