Les Miserables, Hitler, And The Nobel Peace Prize: 14 Things You Didn't Know About Benito Mussolini

By Lily Rowan
Benito Mussolini, Italian statesman circa 1940. (Photo by Roger Viollet via Getty Images)

When you hear the name Benito Mussolini, you probably think "fascist dictator" and "ruthless leader of World War II Italy." While those titles are accurate, there is much more to Mussolini than that. He was an odd and complex ruler who, believe it or not, was a huge fan of Les Mis and once nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. Here are 14 things you didn't know about Benito Mussolini.