Carl Wilhelm Tölcke

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Leaders of the early German worker's movement (above: August Bebel, Wilhelm Liebknecht, in the center: Karl Marx, below: Carl Wilhelm Tölcke, Ferdinand Lassalle)
Memorial stone at the Ostenfriedhof in Dortmund

Carl Wilhelm Tölcke (born 31 May 1817 in Eslohe, Sauerland; died 30 November 1893 in Dortmund) was a German Social democratic politician, the "father of Social democracy in Westphalia" and president of the General German Workers' Association.

References[edit]

  • Herzig, Arno (2001), "Carl Wilhelm Tölcke : Vater der westfälischen Sozialdemokratie", in Faulenbach, Bernd, Sozialdemokratie im Wandel. Der Bezirk Westliches Westfalen 1893-2001., Essen: Klartext Verlag, ISBN 978-3-89861-062-9