Anselmo Lorenzo

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Anselmo Lorenzo (21 April 1841, Toledo, Spain - 30 November 1914) was a defining figure in the early Spanish Anarchist movement, earning the oft quoted sobriquet "the grandfather of Spanish anarchism," in the words of Murray Bookchin; "his contribution to the spread of Anarchist ideas in Barcelona and Andalusia over the decades was enormous". His activity in the movement and adherence to Anarchist ideals can be rooted to his meeting and befriending of Giuseppe Fanelli in 1868, a disciple of Mikhail Bakunin recruiting for the International Workingmen's Association.

Lorenzo is also noted for his friendship with Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia.