Karl Liebknecht

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Germany, Politician
August 13, 1871January, 15, 1919.

Karl Liebknecht (German: [ˈliːpknɛçt] ( listen); 13 August 1871 – 15 January 1919) was a German socialist and a co-founder with Rosa Luxemburg of the Spartacist League and the Communist Party of Germany. He is best known for his opposition to World War I in the Reichstag and his role in the Spartacist uprising of 1919. The uprising was crushed by the social democrat government and the Freikorps (paramilitary units formed of World War I veterans). Liebknecht and Luxemburg were summarily executed.

Also known as Lawyer, Revolutionary