Errico Malatesta (14 December 1853–22 July 1932) was an Italian anarchist and revolutionary socialist. He spent much of his life exiled from Italy and in total spent more than ten years in prison. Malatesta wrote and edited a number of radical newspapers and was also a friend of Mikhail Bakunin, Carlo Cafiero, Peter Kropotkin, and Élisée Reclus and were contemporaries of Alexander Berkman, Emma Goldman, and Nestor Makhno.