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native language: German
language of expression: German
educated at: Bismarck-Gymnasium, Heidelberg University, Humboldt University of Berlin, University of Strasbourg
occupation: politician, translator, writer, journalist
influenced by: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Leo Tolstoy, Friedrich Nietzsche, Johann Gottlieb Fichte, Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, Mikhail Bakunin, Peter Kropotkin
Gustav Landauer (7 April 1870 – 2 May 1919) was one of the leading theorists on anarchism in Germany at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century. He was an advocate of social anarchism and an avowed pacifist. In 1919, during the German Revolution, he was briefly Commissioner of Enlightenment and Public Instruction of the short-lived Bavarian Soviet Republic. He was killed when this Republic was overthrown.
Landauer is also known for his study of metaphysics and religion, and his translations of William Shakespeare's works into German.
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