Leopold Sonnemann

Leopold Sonnemann

Birth
Munich (München), Stadtkreis München, Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Death 30 Oct 1909 (aged 78)
Frankfurt am Main, Stadtkreis Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany
Burial Frankfurt am Main, Stadtkreis Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany
Memorial ID 36004406 · View Source
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German journalist and publisher. Born at Hoechberg, Franconia (Unterfranken), died at Frankfort-on-the-Main. Grew up in Offenbach. After an apprenticeship as merchant active as banker. In 1856 founder of the "Frankfurter Handelszeitung" which changed its name 1867 to "Frankfurter Zeitung". The main features of the paper were engagement for democracy and parliamentary rule as well as free trade, at the same time defending the rights of the upcoming working class. In opposition to Bismarck's expansionist politics. In that sense, Sonnemann was also acting as Frankfurt alderman and as member of the national parliament (Reichstag, 1871 till 1984), where he opposed the seizure of Alsatia and Lorraine, being frequently attacked also with anti-semitic arguments.
The Frankfurter Zeitung kept its liberal line after Sonnemann's death unto the end of the Republic in 1933. During the Weimar Republic, it was the leading daily of intellectuals. After the Second World war, this tradition has been continued by the "Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung".

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  • Created by: Dieter Birkenmaier
  • Added: 18 Apr 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 36004406
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Leopold Sonnemann (29 Oct 1831–30 Oct 1909), Find a Grave Memorial no. 36004406, citing Alter Jüdischer Friedhof, Frankfurt am Main, Stadtkreis Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany ; Maintained by Dieter Birkenmaier (contributor 46785965) .