Lelewel greatly influenced him, however he clashed with the Polish nationalists over their demand for a historic Poland based on the borders of 1776 (earlier than the Partitions of Poland) as he defended the right of autonomy for the non-Polish peoples in these territories. He also didn’t help their clericalism and they didn’t help his requires the emancipation of the peasantry. Bakunin grew up in Pryamukhino, a household property in Tver Governorate. From 1840, he studied in Moscow, then in Berlin hoping to enter academia. Later in Paris, he met Karl Marx and the father of anarchism Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, who deeply influenced him.
When he left for Italy in August, Mazzini wrote to Maurizio Quadrio, considered one of his key supporters, that Bakunin was a good and reliable individual. However, with the news of the defeat at Aspromonte, Bakunin paused in Paris the place he was briefly involved with Ludwik … Read More