The New International Encyclopædia/Libelt, Karol
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LIBELT, lē'bĕlt, Karol. (1808-75). A Polish politician and author, born in Posen. He studied in Berlin; entered the Polish Revolutionary army in 1830, and was imprisoned for nine months at Magdeburg. From 1840 to 1845 he edited at Posen two Polish newspapers; in 1845 was a member of the Revolutionary Central Committee, and in the next year was elected a member of the Provisional Government at Cracow. He was sentenced to twenty years' imprisonment for his part in this uprising, but regained his freedom after the revolution of March, 1848. He was a member of the Prague Slavic Congress, of the Frankfort Parliament of 1848, and in 1873 was elected to the Prussian Lower House. His writings include: Filozofia i krytyka (1845-50), Hegelian in tendency; Estetyka (1851); Umnictevo (1857), a system of ethics; Dziela (1875); Zbior pism pomniejszych (1849-51), political papers; Dziewica Orléanska (1847); and the sketches Humor i pravada (1852).