Nello Rosselli

Sabatino "Nello" Rosselli
Born (1900-11-29)29 November 1900
Died June 9, 1937(1937-06-09) (aged 36)
Bagnoles-de-l'Orne, France
Occupation political leader, journalist, historian and anti-fascist activist
Nationality Italian

Sabatino 'Nello' Rosselli (Rome, 29 November 1900 – Bagnoles-de-l'Orne, 9 June 1937) was an Italian Socialist leader and historian.

Rosselli was born in Rome to a prominent Jewish family, and was the brother of Carlo Rosselli. Nello was a member of the reformist Partito Socialista Unitario of Filippo Turati, Giacomo Matteotti and Claudio Treves, which had split from the PSI. After the rise of Fascism, he fled to France with his brother, and from there was active in anti-Fascist and socialist politics, helping to found the group Giustizia e Libertà and aiding the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War, as well as carrying out propaganda missions within Italy.


In June 1937, Nello went to visit his brother, Carlo, at the French resort town of Bagnoles-de-l'Orne, Orne. On 9 June the two were stabbed and killed by a group of "cagoulards", militants of "La Cagoule", a French fascist group, likely on the orders of Mussolini.[1]


  1. Rose, Peter Isaac (2005). The Dispossessed: An Anatomy Of Exile. University of Massachusetts Press, pp. 138-139. ISBN 1558494669
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