Bebel, August

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Bebel, August Gender: M
born on 22 February 1840 at 20:30 (= 8:30 PM )
Place Köln, Germany, 50n55, 6e57
Timezone LMT m6e57 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Müller
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 03°20' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 04°45 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 06°36'

Portrait of August Bebel 
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August Bebel
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German Socialist, writer, and orator. Bebel was cofounder of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) of Germany and its most influential and popular leader for more than 40 years. He is one of the leading figures in the history of western European socialism.

A turner by trade, Bebel joined the Leipzig Workers' Educational Association (1861) and became its chairman (1865). Influenced by the ideas of Wilhelm Liebknecht, in 1869 he helped found the Social Democratic Labour Party (later the Social Democratic Party). He served in the Reichstag in 1867, 1871-81, and 1883-1913. He spent a total of nearly five years in prison on such charges as libel of Bismarck. He wrote a number of works, including Woman and Socialism (1883), a powerful piece of Social Democratic propaganda.

August Bebel died 13 August 1913 of a heart attack during a visit to a sanatorium in Passugg, Switzerland

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Arno Müller, vol 2.

Sy Scholfield quotes same data from Helmut Hirsch's book, "August Bebel in Selbstzeugnissen und Bilddokumenten" (Rowohlt, 1973), p. 7: "Ferdinand August Bebel wurde am 22. Februar 1840 in Deutz am Rhein abends um halb neun Uhr geboren."


  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ social
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator
  • Notable : Famous : Socialite