Dr. Karl Liebknecht

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Dr. Karl Paul August Friedrich Liebknecht

Russian: Карл Либкнехт, German: Dr. jur. Karl Paul Friedrich August Paul August Friedrich Liebknecht
Birthplace: Leipzig, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
Death: January 15, 1919 (47)
Berlin, Berlin, Germany (убит (Shot to death))
Place of Burial: Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Immediate Family:

Son of Wilhelm Liebknecht and Wilhelmine Natalie Liebknecht
Husband of Sophia Borisovna Liebknecht and Julia Liebknecht
Father of Robert Liebknecht; Wilhelm Liebknecht and Vera Edel
Brother of Theodore Karl Ernst Adolf Kempff; Alice Emily Liebknecht; August Wilhelm Otto Eduard Liebknecht; Wilhelm Alexander Liebknecht; Gertrude Elise Liebknecht and 1 other

Occupation: Politiker
Managed by: Tobias Rachor (C)
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About Dr. Karl Liebknecht

Karl Paul August Friedrich Liebknecht (German: ˈliːpknɛçt; 13 August 1871 – 15 January 1919) was a German socialist politician and theorist, originally in the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) and later a co-founder with Rosa Luxemburg of the Spartacist League and the Communist Party of Germany which split away from the SPD. He is best known for his opposition to World War I in the Reichstag and his role in the Spartacist uprising of 1919. The uprising was crushed by the SPD government and the Freikorps (paramilitary units formed of World War I veterans). Liebknecht and Luxemburg were murdered.

Rosa Luxemburg was a radical, a rabble-rouser and a revolutionary. She was one of the most important thinkers of the 20th century and her calls for freedom, socialism and democracy scandalised people at the time both from the left and the right.

We sent Eleanor Penny to Berlin on the 100th anniversary of her death to find out more about Red Rosa's life and legacy.

This documentary was produced in conjunction with the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation. https://www.rosalux.de/en/

Who Was Rosa Luxemburg? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUBWmpga2FQ&ab_channel=NovaraMedia German subtitles are available.

Karl Liebknecht Wikipedia https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Liebknecht


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Dr. Karl Liebknecht's Timeline

August 13, 1871
Leipzig, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
February 26, 1903
Berlin, Berlin, Germany
January 15, 1919
Age 47
Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Berlin, Berlin, Germany