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(German ˈliːpknɛçt)
1. (Biography) Karl (karl). 1871–1919, German socialist leader: with Rosa Luxemburg he led an unsuccessful Communist revolt (1919) and was assassinated
2. (Biography) his father, Wilhelm (ˈvɪlhɛlm). 1826–1900, German socialist leader and journalist, a founder (1869) of what was to become (1891) the German Social Democratic Party


(ˈlip knɛxt, -nɛkt)

Karl, 1871–1919, German socialist leader.
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After the end of the First World War, the revolutionary movement expanded: starting with the mutiny of crews in the German military fleet, in the early days of November 1918, and followed by the action of Karl Liebknecht who proclaimed a "Socialist Republic"; and later, on 21st of March, 1919, a "Republic of Soviets" was established in Hungary, on the initiative of Bela Kun (Carpentier, Lebrun, 2006: 325).
The man's corpse was found in a trunk of a business class car on Karl Liebknecht Street on February 18 with stab wounds to the body.
In late December 1918, Luxemburg and fellow revolutionary, Karl Liebknecht, took part in the joint congress of independent Socialists and the International Communists of Germany (IKD).
At National Museum Cardiff, Ivekovic is showing a work in progress; Monument to Revolution (After Mies) 2014, re-imagines Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's Monument to Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht (Monument to the November Revolution) which was destroyed by the Nazi's in 1935.
In their fight against chauvinism and imperialist war, Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht were killed on Jan.
We start with Wilhelm, an old idealist preparing to celebrate his ninetieth birthday in 1989, who had stood next to Karl Liebknecht at the founding of the German Communist Party in 1919, and his wife, Charlotte, both top bureaucrats in the East German regime.
The left-wing socialist peace agitator and Reichstag deputy Karl Liebknecht, who was the only deputy to vote against war credits in Germany, was imprisoned along with fellow anti-militarist Rosa Luxemburg.
Levi had taken charge of the KPD in the bitter aftermath of the murder of Karl Liebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg in January 1919.
She and her political associate Karl Liebknecht had been assassinated by paramilitaries in Berlin on 15 January 1919.
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A second inscription on the other side reads PEDESTAL FOR A MONUMENT TO KARL LIEBKNECHT, 1871-1919.
This slogan was ascribed to Karl Liebknecht and Vladimir Ilyich Lenin and this sentence was even used by the Nazis to justify state youth policy.