Who was the Italian leader during the Great Depression?
Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini [July 29, 1883-April 28, 1945] became Prime Minister of Italy on October 31, 1922. He assumed ever more prestigious titles and assumed ever greater powers until his overthrow and arrest on July 25, 1943. The Great Depression generally was viewed as beginning by 1929 and lasting into the late 1930's or early 1940's. So Mussolini led the Italian government during the Depression years.