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Johann Karl Rodbertus (1805–1875)

Rodbertus, Johann Karl (rod-bãrt’ös) (known as Rodbertus-Jagetzow). A German political economist; born at Greifswald, Pomerania, Aug. 12, 1805; died on Dec. 6, 1875. He is regarded by many as the founder of scientific socialism. His most important works are: ‘A Contribution to the Knowledge of Municipal Conditions’ (1842); ‘Social Letters to Von Kirchmann’ (1850–51), published later under the title of ‘Capital’ (1888); ‘Exposition and Defense of the Existing Credit Note Based upon Real Estate’ (1868–69); ‘The Normal Working-Day’ (1871); ‘Letters and Politico-Social Theorems of Dr. Rodbertus-Jagetzow’ (1884).