Erzberger, Matthias
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Erzberger, Matthias

(September 20, 1875, Buttenhausen [now part of Münsingen] – August 26, 1921 [assassinated], near Bad Griesbach [now Bad Peterstal-Griesbach]), German politician. Erzberger was a Center Party member of the Reichstag from 1903. Influenced by South German Catholicism, before the First World War he favored fundamental reform of the state; he decidedly rejected cooperation with the Social Democrats. After the outbreak of war, Erzberger used his connections (to include the Roman Curi…

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Haidl, Roland, “Erzberger, Matthias”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 26 September 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0185>
First published online: 2015



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