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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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The astonishing spectacle of Wilhelm Liebknecht, doyen of German social democracy, publishing a series of harsh anti-Dreyfusard articles in young Karl Kraus's journal Die Fackel can be put down to a mistrust of the liberal press and the fear that the German Reich might use the affair as an excuse to take a hard line toward a discredited France.
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 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.
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A second inscription on the other side reads PEDESTAL FOR A MONUMENT TO KARL LIEBKNECHT, 1871-1919.
Following the deaths of Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, Paul Levi took the helm of the Communist Party of Germany (KPD) and continued Luxemburg's pursuit of the politics of majority-revolution, only to be expelled from the party within a few short years.
He traces the first reference to the phrase in a speech by Wilhelm Liebknecht, a founder of the Social Democratic Party of Germany, in 1896.
Just as Friedrich Ebert of the "moderate" Social Democrat Party was declaring a new democratic republic on November 9, 1918, Karl Liebknecht of the Independent Socialists (USPD) was poised to declare the establishment of a new socialist republic with support from the revolutionary masses.
The situation was to the liking of the Marxist leaders Karl Liebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg, who believed that the revolution in Russia would inevitably spread to Germany and across Europe.
8 May 2009--Week of Europe 2008--a meeting and conversation with students from the 3rd and 4th year of the Karl Liebknecht high school in Frankfurt on the Oder River on the subject of Macedonia and the European Union.
Johann Georg Liebknecht (1679-1749), a professor of theology and mathematics at the German university of Giessen, noticed this star on December 2, 1722, while observing with a simple refractor 6 feet long.