Kurt Eisner

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Kurt Eisner
Minister President of Bavaria
In office
8 November 1918 – 21 February 1919
Preceded by Otto Ritter von Dandl
Succeeded by Johannes Hoffmann
Personal details
Born (1867-05-14)14 May 1867
Berlin, Kingdom of Prussia
Died 21 February 1919(1919-02-21) (aged 51)
Munich, Free State of Bavaria
Nationality German
Political party Independent Social Democratic Party of Germany

Kurt Eisner (14 May 1867 in Berlin – 21 February 1919 in Munich)[1] was a Bavarian politician and journalist. As a German socialist journalist and statesman, he organized the Socialist Revolution that took over the Wittelsbach monarchy in Bavaria in November 1918.[1] He is used as an example of charismatic authority by Max Weber.

Eisner was of Jewish descent.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Kurt Eisner - Encyclopaedia Britannica" (biography), Encyclopædia Britannica, 2006, Britannica.com webpage: Britannica-KurtEisner.
Preceded by
Otto Ritter von Dandl
Prime Minister of Bavaria
1918 – 1919
Succeeded by
Johannes Hoffmann