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Karl Liebknecht, one of the founders of the German Communist Party, was born on August 13 in 1871. Got the legal profession in the universities of Leipzig and Berlin. In 1900, he joined the Social Democratic Party.
In 1908 he was elected to the Prussian Chamber of Deputies, and in 1912 became a member of the German Reichstag. Liebknecht opposed the reformist tactics of right-wing Social Democratic leaders, paying great attention to the anti-militarist propaganda and political work among the youth. Actively opposing the First World War, the slogan: "The Civil War, not the civilian world", offering turn their weapons against the class enemies within the country.
Calling for the overthrow of the Government, for which he was arrested and sentenced by a military Court to 4 years and 1 month imprisonment. While in prison, he was enthusiastically greeted the news of the victory of the October Revolution in Russia.
In late 1918, he became chairman of the Communist Party of Germany (KPD). The revolutionary struggle Liebknecht caused a huge outcry from the Social Democratic Party of Germany — they openly demanded the murder of leaders of KKE. For the head and Karl Liebknecht was appointed to award 100,000 marks.
on January 15 in 1919 and Karl Liebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg were arrested on the same day brutally murdered.