Rosa (Maltoni) Mussolini

Rosa (Maltoni) Mussolini (1858 - 1905)

Privacy Level: Open (White)
Rosa Mussolini formerly Maltoni
Born in Villafranca, Forlì-Cesena, Emilia-Romagna, Italymap
Daughter of [father unknown] and
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Predappio, Forlì-Cesena, Emilia-Romagna, Italymap
Profile last modified | Created 10 Apr 2016
This page has been accessed 299 times.


Rosa Mussolini (née Caruso); 1858-1905) was the mother of Italian Fascist founder and leader Benito Mussolini. Though little is known about her childhood it is clear she was raised in Catania, Sicily, and then emigrated to Romagna later in life for marriage. Caruso was a devoutly Catholic schoolteacher who married Alessandro Mussolini. After Benito, Rosa had two more children, Arnaldo and Edvige. She died of meningitis in 1905.[1]

Mussolini was reportedly very attached to his mother, and during the Fascist period, Rosa came to represent the ideal Italian woman. On June 17, 1930, a ceremony was held to honor her as a "great educator and glorious mother."[5]

Rosa was born in 1858. Rosa Maltoni ... She passed away in 1905.[1]


  1. Find A Grave: Memorial #166156693

More Genealogy Tools

Sponsored Search

Searching for someone else?
First: Last:

No known carriers of Rosa's mitochondrial DNA have taken an mtDNA test and no close relatives have taken a 23andMe, AncestryDNA, or Family Tree DNA "Family Finder" test.

Have you taken a DNA test for genealogy? If so, login to add it. If not, see our friends at Ancestry DNA.

Images: 1
Rosa Mussolini
Rosa Mussolini


M  >  Maltoni  |  M  >  Mussolini  >  Rosa (Maltoni) Mussolini