BirthdaySeptember 12, 1894
BirthplaceBremen, Germany

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Friedrich Ebert

    Full name: Friedrich Ebert
    Also known as: Friedrich Ebert, Ebert, Friedrich
    Professions: German politician , who served as Chancellor of Germany
    Religion: lapsed Catholic

  2. Friedrich Ebert Death information

    Died: Saturday, 28th of February, 1925 (Age: 30)

  3. Friedrich Ebert Biography

    Friedrich Ebert (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 of August Bebel, and the SPD later became deeply divided because Ebert led it to support war loans for World War I. A moderate social democrat, Ebert was in favour of the Burgfrieden, in which domestic political squabbles were put aside and all forces in society were expected to support the war effort. He tried to isolate those in the party opposed to the war but could not prevent a split.Ebert was a pivotal figure in the German Revolution of 1918-19. When Germany became a republic, he was its first chancellor. His policies at this time were primarily aimed at restoring peace and order and at containing the more extreme elements of the revolutionary left. For this he allied himself with conservative and nationalistic political forces, in particular with the leadership of the military under General Wilhelm Groener and the right wing Freikorps. With their help, Ebert's government crushed a number of leftist uprisings that were pursuing goals that were similar to those of the SPD. This has made him a controversial historical figure.

  4. Friedrich Ebert Family

    Spouse: Louise Ebert

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