Karl Liebknecht

1871 - 1919

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Karl Paul August Friedrich Liebknecht (German: [ˈliːpknɛçt] (listen); 13 August 1871 – 15 January 1919) was a German socialist politician and theorist, originally of 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 from the SPD after World War I. He is best known for his opposition to the war in the Reichstag and his role in the Spartacist uprising of January 1919. The uprising was crushed by the SPD government and the Freikorps (paramilitary units formed of World War I veterans), which summarily executed Liebknecht and Luxemburg. After their deaths, Liebknecht and Luxemburg became martyrs for the socialist cause in Germany and throughout Europe. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Karl Liebknecht has received more than 628,855 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Karl Liebknecht is the 646th most popular politician (down from 625th in 2019), the 185th most popular biography from Germany (down from 183rd in 2019) and the 46th most popular German Politician.

Karl Liebknecht was a German socialist who led the Spartacist uprising in Berlin in 1919.

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Among politicians, Karl Liebknecht ranks 646 out of 15,710Before him are Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor, Modu Chanyu, Louis Antoine de Saint-Just, Louis the Stammerer, Musa I of Mali, and Edvard Beneš. After him are Qaboos bin Said al Said, Umberto II of Italy, John Adams, Constantine II, Jair Bolsonaro, and Halfdan Ragnarsson.

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Among people born in 1871, Karl Liebknecht ranks 6Before him are Rosa Luxemburg, Marcel Proust, Ernest Rutherford, Friedrich Ebert, and Alexander Scriabin. After him are Paul Valéry, Guangxu Emperor, Pietro Badoglio, Heinrich Mann, Theodore Dreiser, and Baroness Mary Vetsera. Among people deceased in 1919, Karl Liebknecht ranks 5Before him are Rosa Luxemburg, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Theodore Roosevelt, and Ernst Haeckel. After him are Emiliano Zapata, Karl Adolph Gjellerup, Emil Fischer, Andrew Carnegie, Ruggero Leoncavallo, John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, and Gojong of Korea.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Karl Liebknecht ranks 185 out of 5,289Before him are Jacob Grimm (1785), Edith Stein (1891), Karl Ferdinand Braun (1850), Conrad III of Germany (1093), Wilhelm Canaris (1887), and Adolf Dassler (1900). After him are Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880), Johann Friedrich Herbart (1776), Elizabeth Charlotte, Madame Palatine (1652), Otto von Guericke (1602), Princess Sophie of Bavaria (1805), and Emil Fischer (1852).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Karl Liebknecht ranks 46Before him are Frederick William I of Prussia (1688), Gerhard Schröder (1944), Hans Frank (1900), Frederick William IV of Prussia (1795), Christian IX of Denmark (1818), and Conrad III of Germany (1093). After him are Princess Sophie of Bavaria (1805), Frederick William II of Prussia (1744), Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1282), Ilse Koch (1906), Konstantin von Neurath (1873), and Wilhelm, German Crown Prince (1882).