The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Weitling, Wilhelm Christian
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Weitling, Wilhelm Christian
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WEITLING, Wilhelm Christian, German communist: b. Madgeburg, Prussia, 1808; d. New York, 25 Jan. 1871. He early became an advocate of communism, traveling and lecturing in its behalf. He took part in the Revolution of 1848 and afterward came to the United States. He founded the Socialist society known as Arbeiterbund in New York, and was connected with the establishment of a communistic colony in Wisconsin, although he lived in New York. Author of ‘Guaranties of Harmony and Freedom’ (1842); ‘Humanity as It Is and as It Should Be’ (1845), etc.