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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
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(ˈlip knɛxt, -nɛkt)

Karl, 1871–1919, German socialist leader.
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German Screenwriter, film director and historian Gietinger delves into the murders of radical leaders Rosa Luxemburg (1871-1919) and fellow revolutionary Karl Liebknecht (1871-1919).
She and her comrade Karl Liebknecht were hunted down together and killed separately on the same night by members of the Freikorps, which would transmute into Adolf Hitler's Storm Troopers.
To this end, Spartakus makes two key claims: first, that the Spartacist Uprising was a revolt rather than a failed revolution, and second, that Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht's decisions to stay in counterrevolutionary Berlin with the near certainty of death revealed their actions to be "genuine" acts of propaganda (40).
In their fight against chauvinism and imperialist war, Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht were killed on Jan.
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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.
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.
BERLIN: Police briefly detained over 200 demonstrators taking part in a banned march in Berlin yesterday to commemorate communist martyrs Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht.
Although readily admitting police excesses in the present century--i.e., the police execution of the Sparticist leaders Rosa Luxembourg and Karl Liebknecht in January 1919--he is generally positive in his presentation even in explaining the Weimar police failure in their dealing with Nazi marauders.
Kollwitz' Karl Liebknecht Memorial is a dramatic black-and-white woodcut depicting the mourners of the fallen leader of the post-World-War-I Spartacist movement.
Liebknecht declared that this object had just moved into its present position.