Anselmo Lorenzo

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Anselmo Lorenzo
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Born 1841
Toledo,Spain
Died 1914
Resting place Cemetery of Montjuïc
Nationality Spanish
Organization International Workingmen's Association
Known for "the grandfather of Spanish anarchism"

Anselmo Lorenzo (21 April 1841, in Toledo, Spain – 30 November 1914) was a defining figure in the early Spanish Anarchist movement, earning the often 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".[1]

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.[2] Lorenzo edited the anarchist syndicalist newspaper La Huelga General from 1901–1902 with Francisco Ferrer.[3] He died in 1914 and was laid to rest on the Cemetery of Montjuïc.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bookchin, Murray (1977). The Spanish Anarchists: The Heroic Years, 1868–1936. Free Life Editions. p. 14. ISBN 978-0-914156-14-7.
  2. ^ Robert F. Barsky (2007). The Chomsky Effect: A Radical Works Beyond the Ivory Tower. MIT Press. p. 194. ISBN 978-0-262-02624-6.
  3. ^ Steele, Tom (2007). Knowledge is Power!: The Rise and Fall of European Popular Educational Movements, 1848-1939. Peter Lang. p. 114. ISBN 978-3-03910-563-2.

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