Buenaventura Durruti

Spanish anarchist (1896-1936)

Buenaventura Durruti Dumange (1896-1936) was a Spanish anarchist leader. He was born in the town of León. Durruti was a central figure of Spanish anarchism during the country's civil war of 1936-1939. He helped to fight against fascism.

Durruti in 1936

He robbed banks to use the money to help his friends escape prison.[1] It is believed that he killed the bishop Juan Soldevilla, because the anarchists believed that he helped the murderers of people in labor unions.

He died in Madrid when he was killed by a person using a gun during the Spanish Civil War.