Buenaventura Durruti( 14 July 1896 - 20 November 1936 )
Libertarian Marxist tendencies
José Buenaventura Durruti Dumange was an anarcho-syndicalist militant involved with the >CNT, ">FAI and other anarchist organisations during the period leading up to and including the Spanish Civil War. Durruti played an influential role during the Spanish Revolution and is remembered as a hero in the Anarchist movement.
Durruti was born in >León, Spain, son of Anastasia Dumange and Santiago Durruti, a railway worker in the yard at Leon who described himself as a libertarian socialist. Buenaventura was the second of eight brothers .
In 1910, aged 14, Durruti left school to become a trainee mechanic in the railway yard in >León. Like his father, he joined the socialist >Unión General de Trabajadores . He took an active...