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Bakunin, Mikhail Alexandrovich

Born: 1814 AD
Died: 1876 AD
Nationality: Russian
Categories: Philosophers

Well-known Russian revolutionary, and often considered one of the "fathers of modern anarchism"

1914 – Born on the 18th of May in Premukhino, Tver Province, Russia.

1832 – Finished his studies at Artillery University.

1834 – Commissioned a junior officer in the Russian Imperial Guard and sent to Minsk and Gardinas in Lithuania.

1835 – Conceived of forming a philosphical circle in his home town of Pryamukhino.

1840 – Bakunin went to Berlin.

1842 – Wrote an essay The Reaction in Germany,argued in favor of the revolutionary role of negation, summed up in the phrase.

1844 – Went to Paris, then a centre for European radicalism.

1848 – Remained on friendly terms with the German communists.

1851 – Bakunin was handed over to the Russian authorities.

1857 – Allowed to go into permanent exile in the western Siberian city of Tomsk.

1861 – Left Irkutsk under cover of company business, ostensibly employed by a Siberian merchant to make a trip to Nikolaevsk.

1862 – Joined the revolutionary leaders AleksHerzen and Nicholas Ogarev in London.

1863 – He joined a revolutionary expedition that was to aid a Polish insurrection against the Czar.

1864 – Traveled to Italy, where he first began to develop his anarchist ideas.

1867-1868 – Bakunin got the membership card of the League of Peace and Freedom.

1871 – Bakunin was a strong supporter of the Paris Commune which was brutally suppressed by the French government.

1872 – Bakunin’s disagreements with Marx led him for expulsion.

1876 – Bakunin died in Bern, Switzerland, on 1st of July.

His lifelong friend Herzen once remarked about Bakunin: "This man was born not under an ordinary star, but under a comet."