Peter Nothjung

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Peter Nothjung was born in Germany in 1821. He became a tailor in Cologne, Germany, where he joined the Cologne Workers' Association. Nothjung also became a member of the Communist League. As such, he served as an emissary between the Cologne Workers Association and the Central Authority of the Communist League.[1] Nothjung later was accused by Prussian authorities of traitorious activities and became one of defendants in the "Trial of Cologne Communists" in 1852. Peter Nothjung died in 1866.[2]

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  1. ^ Karl Marx and Frederick Engels joint "Address to the Central Authority" of the Communist League in June 1850 contained in the Collected Works of Karl Marx and Frederick Engels: Volume 10 (International Publishers: New York, 1978) p. 376.
  2. ^ Biographical note contained in the Collected Works of Karl Marx and Frederick Engels: Volume 10, p. 729.