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Stephan Born

Other names: Simon Buttermilch

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Applied to the king of Prussia to change his name in 1842. He was a printer in Berlin and became involved in active socialism. He was became acquainted with Engels and Marx in Paris. He was later to have a much active role in workers' organisations and led a number of strikes in Berlin and Dresden which resulted in a death sentence being handed to him. He fled to Switzerland and later became a university professor at Basle in 1878.

Place of birth: Lissa (Posen)
Place of death: Basel


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