Liebknecht, Karl

(1871–1919)
   A significant figure in the German Social Democratic Party (SPD), Liebknecht was also a leader of the ultra-left Spartacist movement along with Rosa Luxemburg. The son of Wilhelm Liebknecht, he was born in Leipzig, where he also attended university studying law and political economy. In 1907 he was imprisoned because of his critical writings on German militarism (Militarism and Anti-Militarism, 1907), and in 1908 he was elected to the Prussian House of Deputies. Elected to the Reichstag in 1912 he vehemently opposed German involvement in World War I and called for a revolution. In 1916 he was expelled from the SPD for his views and was again imprisoned for leading an anti-war demonstration. Released in 1918 he led the Spartacists’ attempted revolution against the Social Democratic government of Friedrich Ebert in January 1918. The revolt was defeated and he was arrested and murdered.

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