Antonio Gramsci

Marxist Theorist and Politician Antonio Gramsci

Profession: Marxist Theorist and Politician


Biography: Gramsci's theory of cultural hegemony described how states use cultural institutions to maintain power in capitalist societies.

Born: January 23, 1891
Birthplace: Ales, Sardinia, Italy

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Aquarius

Died: April 27, 1937 (aged 46)

Historical Events

  • 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

Quotes by Antonio Gramsci

  • "The challenge of modernity is to live without illusions and without becoming disillusioned."

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