Lelewel greatly influenced him however he claMikhail Bakunind with the Polish nationalists over their demand for a historic Poland based on the borders of 1776 (before the Partitions of Poland) as he defended the right of autonomy for the non-Polish peoples in these territories. 1) with Bakunin described (along with his compatriot Peter Kropotkin) as one of the two most important figures in anarchist history. F.
Eventually he arrived in Paris where he met George Sand Pierre-Joseph Proudhon and Karl Marx. The 'Bakuninist' or anarchist trend rapidly expanded in influence and included the largest section of the International: Spain. This repudiated the Hague meeting including Bakunin's supposed explusion.