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Liebknecht, Karl
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Liebknecht, Karl

(August 13, 1871, Leipzig – January 15, 1919, Berlin [assassinated]), German politician. The son of Wilhelm Liebknecht, founder of the German Social Democratic Party (Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands – SPD), Karl Liebknecht was a lawyer and a member of the SPD group in the Prussian lower house of Parliament, as well as later in the Reichstag. He also made a name as a writer of sociological and subversive literature. In 1907 Liebknecht was sentenced to 18 months in prison for antimilitary propaganda.…

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Mühlhausen, Walter, “Liebknecht, Karl”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 01 February 2023 <>
First published online: 2015

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