Monza, July 24th 1900 by Flavio Costantini, 1964
As he left a gymnastic display organized by the ’Forti e Liberi,’ Umberto I was hit by two revolver shots fired by anarchist Gaetano Bresci, who had come from Patterson, NJ, with the express purpose of avenging the Milan massacres of 1898. Wounded in the neck and shoulder blades, the king died shortly after. Bresci, condemned to convict prison, was found strangled in circumstances which remain obscure, in cell no. 515 of Santo Stefano prison on May 22nd, 1901.
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