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Rachele Guidi

Death: Died
Place of Burial: Predappio, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Immediate Family:

Wife of Benito Mussolini
Mother of Edda Mussolini; Vittorio Mussolini; Bruno Mussolini; Romano Mussolini and Anna Maria Mussolini

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About Rachele Guidi

She was the mistress, wife, and widow of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini.


Rachele Mussolini was born Rachele Guidi in Predappio, Romagna, Kingdom of Italy (Regno d'Italia). She was born into a peasant family and was the daughter of Agostino Guidi and wife Anna Lombardi.

In 1910, Rachele Guidi moved in with Benito Mussolini. In 1914, Mussolini (presumably, as there are no records) married his first wife Ida Dalser. On 17 December 1915, Rachele Guidi and Benito Mussolini were married in a civil ceremony in Treviglio, Lombardy. 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 (1916–1997), Bruno (1918–1941), and Romano (1927–2006).

During the reign of Mussolini's Fascist regime, Rachele Mussolini was portrayed as the model Fascist housewife and mother. She remained loyal to Mussolini until the end. But, on 28 April 1945, she was not with Mussolini when he and his mistress, Claretta Petacci, were captured and executed by Italian partisans. Rachele Mussolini fled Italy after World War II but, in 1945, was arrested in Switzerland by Italian partisans. She was turned over to the Americans and was released after several months.

In her later life, Rachele Mussolini ran a restaurant. She also received a pension from the Republic of Italy (Repubblica Italiana) until her death. After her husband's death, she begged to have his body for private burial.


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Rachele Guidi's Timeline

April 11, 1890
September 1, 1910
Age 20
December 17, 1915
Age 25
Treviglio, Lombardy, Italy
Age 25
Age 27
September 26, 1927
Age 37
September 3, 1929
Age 39
Forlì, Villa Carpena, Italy
October 30, 1979
Age 89
Predappio, Emilia-Romagna, Italy