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Biography of Karl Blind


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Blind, Karl. Born in 1826. German revolutionist, began his agitation when still a student, and in 1847 was imprisoned for a short time. He took part in the rising of 1848 and then fled to Alsace, from whence the French government sent him to Switzerland. He joined Struve in the second Black Forest insurrection, and was condemned to a long term of imprisonment, but was liberated by the people. Being banished from France and a fugitive from Germany, he went to Belgium, and afterwards to England, where he wrote industriously in support of his political ideas. It was Blind's stepson who attempted Bismark's life in 1866. Died 1907.