|Nationality Italian||Name Clara Petacci|
|Born February 28, 1912 (1912-02-28) Rome, Italy|
Known for Being the mistress of Benito Mussolini
Relatives Miriam di San Servolo, sister
Spouse Riccardo Federici (m. 1934–1942)
Siblings Miriam di San Servolo, Marcello Petacci
Parents Giuseppina Persichetti, Francesco Saverio Petacci
Similar People Benito Mussolini, Rachele Mussolini, Miriam di San Servolo, Eva Braun, Maria Hardouin
Died 28 April 1945 (aged 33) Giulino di Mezzegra, Italy
Claretta, Mussolini's Last Lover
Clara Petacci, known as Claretta Petacci ([klaˈretta peˈtattʃi]; 28 February 1912 – 28 April 1945) was a mistress of the Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, and was executed with him by partisans.
Relationship with Mussolini
Petacci had a long-standing relationship with Mussolini while he was married to Rachele Mussolini. Benito was 28 years older than Petacci.
Part of their correspondence is still the subject of a dispute with the National Archives, based on privacy.
On 27 April 1945, Mussolini and Petacci were captured by partisans while traveling with a convoy of Italian Social Republic members.
On 28 April, she and Mussolini were taken to Mezzegra and shot. On the following day, the bodies of Mussolini and Petacci were taken to the Piazzale Loreto in Milan and hung upside down in front of a petrol station. The bodies were photographed as a crowd vented their rage upon them.
Clara Petacci's father was Dr. Francesco Petacci, primary physician of Pope Pius XI. Her sister was actress Miriam di San Servolo (31 May 1923 – 24 May 1991), also known as Miriam Petacci or Miriam Day. Petacci's brother, Marcello Petacci, was captured with Mussolini and Petacci. However, rather than being executed in Dongo, he was shot while trying to escape.