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Berkman, Alexander

Born: 1870 AD
Died: 1936 AD
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Russian-US anarchist

 

1870 – Born on the 21st of November in Ovsei Osipovich Berkkan in Vilnius, Lithuania.

 

1892 – Convinced that a violent act was needed to electrify the anarchist movement.

 

     – Attempted to assassinate Henry Clay Frick, a wealthy industrialist.

 

Convicted of attempted murder and sentenced to twenty-two years’ imprisonment.

 

1906 – Berkman was released from prison.

 

1908-1915 – Berkman contributed to Goldman’s paper Mother Earth, and founded the Ferrer Center.

 

1914 – Began collecting dynamite they had obtained from Russia.

 

1936 – Berkman committed suicide just weeks before the outbreak of the Spanish Revolution.