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August Bebel
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Birth: Feb. 22, 1840
Kölner Stadtkreis
Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Death: Aug. 13, 1913
Bezirk Plessur
Graubünden, Switzerland

Bebel was born in Deutz, near Cologne; he founded the Sächsische Volkspartei ("Saxon People's Party") in 1867 together with Wilhelm Liebknecht, and the SDAP (Sozialdemokratische Arbeiterpartei, Social Democratic Workers' Party of Germany) in 1869, which merged with the ADAV (Allgemeiner Deutscher Arbeiterverein, "General German Workers' Association") in 1875 to form the SAPD (Sozialistische Arbeiterpartei Deutschlands, "Socialist Workers' Party of Germany"), which renamed itself SPD in 1890.

In 1872, Bebel was convicted in a political lawsuit, the so-called Leipziger Hochverratsprozess, and sentenced to two years in Festungshaft ("imprisonment in a fortress", a variant of a jail sentence that was not considered dishonouring), which he spent at the famous Königstein Fortress. Later in his life, he acted as chairman of the SPD and member of the Reichstag. Bebel's book, Women and Socialism was translated into English by Daniel DeLeon of the Socialist Labor Party of America as Woman under Socialism. It figured prominently in the Connolly-DeLeon controversy after James Connolly, then a member of the SLP, denounced it as "a lewd book" subversive of traditional values.

After living in Berlin-Schöneberg for many years, where a commemorative plaque commemorates him at Hauptstraße 97; he died on March 18, 1913 during a visit to a sanatorium in Switzerland and was buried in Zürich.

Friedhof Sihlfeld
Bezirk Zürich
Zürich, Switzerland
Plot: 81079
Created by: Thomas Sonnabend
Record added: Oct 17, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16214367
August Bebel
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August Bebel
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August Bebel
Added by: Thomas Sonnabend
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August, you can be lucky that you do not have to witness any more how they wreck your SPD in Germany ... They should force Sarrazin to eat his book in public while your great book "Die islamisch-arabische Kulturperiode" is read simultaneously ....
- Ischtiraki
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