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Theodor Liebknecht

Theodor Liebknecht German politician

German politician
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro German politician
A.K.A. Liebknecht
Was Politician Lawyer
From Germany
Type Law Politics
Gender male
Birth 19 April 1870, Leipzig, Germany
Death 6 January 1948, Altendorf (Brome), Germany (aged 77 years)
Star sign AriesAries
Politics Independent Social Democratic Party of Germany, Socialist Workers' Party of Germany
Family
Father: Wilhelm Liebknecht
Siblings: Otto LiebknechtKarl Liebknecht
The details
Biography

Theodor Karl Ernst Adolf Liebknecht (19 April 1870 - 6 January 1948) was a German socialist politician.

Biography

Born in Leipzig in 1870 as the son of Wilhelm Liebknecht and the brother of Karl Liebknecht, Theodor Liebknecht studied law and worked, together with his brother Karl and Oskar Cohn, as a lawyer in Berlin from 1899 on, becoming politically active after his brother's murder in January 1919.

Liebknecht was a member of the Independent Social Democratic Party of Germany (USPD), opposed to the merger with the KPD and the joining of the Comintern but also to the reunification of the party with the SPD, he continued the USPD as an independent party with Georg Ledebour until its merger into the Sozialistische Arbeiterpartei Deutschlands (SAPD, "Socialist Worker's Party of Germany") in 1931.

In 1922 he accompanied Kurt Rosenfeld, Emile Vandervelde and Arthur Wauter as foreign socialist lawyers who participated in the defence of the Socialist Revolutionaries in the 1922 Moscow Trial of Socialist Revolutionaries.

In 1924, he was involved in the split of the Sozialistischer Bund together with Georg Ledebour.

A right-wing member of the SAPD, he was opposed to the introduction of Leninist schemes of organization into the party. Following the Nazi rise to power, he emigrated to Basel, Switzerland in 1933 and was later employed by the International Institute of Social History in Amsterdam from 1936 to 1939. He was a supporter of the 2½ International.

Liebknecht died in Altendorf [de], Brome, Germany, in 1948.

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https://books.google.de/books?id=wRhrQBYIXuoC&pg=PA33&lpg=PA33&dq=Oskar+cohn&source=bl&ots=m6Oc88CKkf&sig=ACfU3U37cIZ3hsgKUGAbbSmR1aFwyfuYwQ&hl=de&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjV_ru7zsjlAhXCsKQKHfSrDAI4KBDoATAFegQICRAB#v=onepage&q=Oskar%20cohn&f=false
https://d-nb.info/gnd/124771076
http://isni.org/isni/000000001325238X
https://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/nb2016013945
https://snaccooperative.org/ark:/99166/w6fb6gbv
https://viaf.org/viaf/10788182
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/lccn-nb2016013945
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