Cesare Battisti's corpse (executioner in the centre, above). Photo.
Battisti, Cesare, b. Trento (Italy), Feb. 4, 1875, d. Trento (Italy), July 13, 1916, politician. 1911-1914 member of the Austrian Reichsrat; fled to Italy at the outbreak of World War I; as officer in the Italian army captured by the Austrians and executed for high treason.
Literature: G. Galvano, C. B. in F. Tumler's "Aufschreibung aus Trient", 1989; C. Gatterer, Unter seinem Galgen stand Österreich, 1997.