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August Bebel (1840–1913)

Bebel, Ferdinand Auguste (bā’bel). A German socialist; born in Cologne, in 1840; died in 1913. In his youth he was an apprentice and while learning and practicing the turner’s trade, he acquired a practical knowledge of the difficulties and disabilities of the workingmen. He settled in Leipzig in 1860, joined various labor organizations, and became one of the editors of the Volkstaat and of the better-known Vorwärts. Membership in the North German Reichstag was followed by his election to the German Reichstag, of which he was a member from 1871 to 1881, and which he entered again in 1883, becoming leader of his party in the Reichstag. Among his numerous published books are: ‘Our Aims’ (1874); ‘The German Peasant War’ (1876); ‘The Life and Theories of Charles Fourier’ (1888); ‘Women in Socialism, the Christian Point of View in the Woman Question’ (1893); ‘Social Democracy and Universal Suffrage’ (1895).