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  2. Friedrich Ebert - Wikipedia

    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.

  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.

  4. Friedrich Ebert: Germany's pioneer of democracyDW – 02/04/2021

    Despite allying with nationalist forces to quash the socialist and communist uprising of 1919, Friedrich Ebert would become the figurehead of German democracy during his relatively short term as...

  5. Friedrich Ebert summary | Britannica

    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 increasing influence in German national politics.

  6. Friedrich Ebert - Weimar Republic

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

    Friedrich Ebert (1st President of Germany (1919 - 1925)) 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.

  8. Ebert and the Weimar Republic

    1. Freidrich Ebert was the leader of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) and a former unionist and socialist, however, his political views had moderated over time. 2. Ebert became a government minister in October 1918, then replaced Max von Baden as German chancellor in November, following the abdication of Wilhelm II. 3.

  9. Friedrich Ebert - History Learning Site

    Ebert’s reputation meant that he was asked by Max von Baden to take control of the coalition government in November 1918 and immediately showed his hand when he allied himself to the military and to the Freikorps in an effort to overturn the Spartacist movement in the so-called German Revolution. Ebert became associated with the brutality used by both, though especially by the Freikorps, in crushing both the Spartacists and an attempt to impose a Soviet in Bavaria.

  10. Friedrich Ebert Jr. - Wikipedia

    In 1939, he was conscripted into the army. In 1940, Ebert worked at the Reichsverlagsamt (publishers' office). Until 1945, he was under constant police surveillance. Career in East Germany. After the demise of the Third Reich, Ebert was elected chairman of the SPD in the Prussian province of Brandenburg. Being the son of a former president made Ebert one of the foremost political leaders in East Germany.

  11. Friedrich Ebert Foundation - Wikipedia

    Today, the Friedrich Ebert Foundation's main goals are to promote political and societal education of people from all walks of life in the spirit of democracy and pluralism, to enable young people the opportunity to study and do research through grants, and to work toward international understanding and cooperation.