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Berkman, Alexander

Born: 1870 AD
Died: 1936 AD, at 65 years of age.

Nationality: Russian
Categories: Writers


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.





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