The president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, paid tribute to the Italian revolutionary Antonio Gramsci on the 128th anniversary of his birth and praised his legacy of fighting against fascism.
Through his account on the social network Twitter, the head of state wrote the following message:
Conmemoramos 128 años del natalicio de uno de los grandes revolucionarios de la historia, Antonio Gramsci. Filósofo y teórico italiano, que a pesar de las circunstancias a las que fue sometido, no se doblegó. Sus ideales nos convocan a continuar la lucha contra el fascismo. pic.twitter.com/GrSXAUxLBk
— Nicolás Maduro (@NicolasMaduro) January 22, 2019
Gramsci was born in Sardinia, Italy, in 1891 and died in Rome, in a prison, on April 27, 1937, due to a cerebral hemorrhage, at the age of 46.
He was founder of the Italian Communist Party, worked for the Comintern (the Third Communist International) in Moscow, Russia, and Vienna, Austria. He was one of the main promoters of the Marxist cultural revolution of the twentieth century.
He was arrested in 1926 and spent the rest of his life in prison when he was condemned by the Mussolini government to 20 years in prison, was also subjected to harassment and abuse, which together with the tuberculosis that suffered led to his death, refer historical sources.
Translated by JRE/AR