Profession: Marxist Theorist and Politician
Why Famous: Gramsci's theory of cultural hegemony described how states use cultural institutions to maintain power in capitalist societies.
- 1919-05-01 "L'Ordine Nuovo" Italian socialist weekly newspaper established in Turin by Antonio Gramsci, Angelo Tasca and Palmiro Togliatti
- 1921-01-21 Italian Communist Party founded at Livorno by Amadeo Bordiga and Antonio Gramsci
- 1926-11-09 Italian Communist leader Antonio Gramsci is arrested in Rome
- "The challenge of modernity is to live without illusions and without becoming disillusioned."