Karl Liebknecht

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Karl Paul August Friedrich Liebknecht (13 August 1871 – 15 January 1919) was a German socialist, originally in the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) and later a co-founder with Rosa Luxemburg of the Spartacus League and the Communist Party of Germany. He participated in the Spartacist uprising of 1919 that aimed to implement a Communist dictatorship.

After their deaths, Liebknecht and Luxemburg became martyrs for some leftists. Despite the mass killings under Communist regimes, since 1919, an annual Liebknecht-Luxemburg Demonstration has been held in Berlin, claimed to be the world's largest funerary parade and the biggest meeting of the German left.

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