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  2. Friedrich Ebert - Wikipedia

    Signature. Friedrich Ebert ( German: [ˈfʁiːdʁɪç ˈeːbɐt] ( listen); 4 February 1871 – 28 February 1925) was a German politician of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) and the first president of Germany from 1919 until his death in office in 1925. Ebert was elected leader of the SPD on the death in 1913 of August Bebel.

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  3. Friedrich Ebert | president of Weimar Republic | Britannica

    Friedrich Ebert, (born February 4, 1871, Heidelberg, Germany—died February 28, 1925, Berlin), leader of the Social Democratic movement in Germany and a moderate socialist, who was a leader in bringing about the constitution of the Weimar Republic, which attempted to unite Germany after its defeat in World War I. He was president of the Weimar Republic from 1919 to 1925. Ebert was the son of ...

  4. Friedrich Ebert summary | Britannica

    Below is the article summary. For the full article, see Friedrich Ebert . Friedrich Ebert, (born Feb. 4, 1871, Heidelberg, Ger.—died Feb. 28, 1925, Berlin), German politician. A journeyman saddler and trade unionist, he became chairman of the German Social Democratic Party in 1913. Under his leadership, the Social Democratic movement gained ...

  5. Friedrich Ebert: Germany's pioneer of democracy - DW

    Friedrich Ebert led Germany through difficult times after it lost the First World War. Both admired and controversial, he was also the victim of a smear campaign by far-right forces. He was a man ...

  6. Friedrich Ebert - Alpha History

    Friedrich Ebert (1871-1925) was a German unionist leader turned socialist politician and the first president of the Weimar Republic. Ebert was born in Heidelberg just two weeks after the unification of Germany. His father, Karl, was a Catholic tailor with a successful business, his mother, Katharina, a Protestant housewife.

  7. Ebert and the Weimar Republic - Alpha History

    Ebert’s background. Born into a working-class family in 1871, Ebert was trained in leathercraft and made his early living as a saddler. In his 20s, Ebert became involved in trade unions then the left-wing of the Social Democratic Party (SPD). He became a member of the Reichstag in 1912 and leader of the SPD the following year.

  8. Friedrich Ebert |

    Friedrich Ebert. The German Social Democratic leader Friedrich Ebert (1871-1925) served as the first president of Germany. Friedrich Ebert was born in Heidelberg on Feb. 4, 1871, the son of a master tailor. Trained as a saddler, he turned to socialism at the age of 18 under the influence of an uncle. Although the anti-Socialist law was repealed ...

  9. Friedrich Ebert – Wikipedia

    Friedrich Ebert. Friedrich Ebert (* 4. Februar 1871 in Heidelberg; † 28. Februar 1925 in Berlin) war ein deutscher Sozialdemokrat und Politiker. Er war von 1913 bis 1919 Vorsitzender der Sozialdemokratischen Partei Deutschlands und von 1919 bis zu seinem Tod 1925 erster Reichspräsident der Weimarer Republik .

  10. Friedrich Ebert Biography - Facts, Childhood, Family Life ...

    Friedrich Ebert was a German political leader affiliated with the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD). Following the end of First World War and the German monarchy, he served as the first President of Germany from 1919 until his death in office in 1925. After the death of August Bebel in 1913, Ebert was chosen to serve as the leader of his ...

  11. President of Germany (1919–1945) - Wikipedia

    The first office-holder, the Social Democrat Friedrich Ebert was elected by the National Assembly on 11 February 1919 on a provisional basis. Ebert intended to stand in presidential elections in 1922 when the outcry about assassination of Walther Rathenau seemed to generate a pro-republican atmosphere.