- Category : 1866-births
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 2/4 - Hermit / Opportunist
- Definition : Triple Split
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Planning 1
Italian philosopher, critic and historian. Born into a well-to-do family, he was able to spend 20 years in private study in Naples and write for 40 years. He came into his inheritance in 1883 when his parents died in an earthquake. He attended the Rome University 1883-1886, settling in Naples for the remainder of his life.
After WW I he entered public life, serving as a Senator, from 1910, then the Minister of Education, 1920-1921, spending a lifetime as a presiding figure in the intellectual life of Italy. An opponent of Fascism, he lived in retirement until 1943, when he refounded and became president of the Liberal party, serving in the government 1944-1947.
Croce married Adele Rossi in 1914. He died on 20 November 1952 in Naples at age 86.