Father of Edda Mussolini, Vittorio Mussolini, Bruno Mussolini, and Romano Mussolini. Romano married Sophia Loren's sister, Anna Maria Scicolone.
Grandfather of Alessandra Mussolini.
Had his son-in-law, Italian diplomat Galeazzo Ciano, executed.
Became the youngest Premier in the history of Italy (31 October 1922). His Fascist state would provide a model for Adolf Hitler's later economic and political policies.
In April 1945, just before the Allied armies reached Milan, Mussolini, along with his mistress Clara Petacci, was caught by Italian partisans as he tried to take refuge in Switzerland. Both were summarily executed. Later, their bodies were hung, upside down, in a gas station at Loreto Square in Milan.