Ebert, Friedrich
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Ebert, Friedrich

(February 4, 1871, Heidelberg – February 28, 1925, Berlin), German politician and eventually Reichspräsident. From 1913 one of the two SPD (German Social-Democratic Party) chairmen alongside Hugo Haase, Ebert defended his party’s policy of Burgfriede (political truce for the duration of the war) against growing internal party opposition, while at the same time attempting to preserve party unity. He accordingly rejected premature right-wing pressure to exclude the dissidents. When, however, the latter showed public…

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Mühlhausen, Walter, “Ebert, Friedrich”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 22 June 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0176>
First published online: 2015



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