The New International Encyclopædia/Krupp, Friedrich Alfred

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KRUPP, Friedrich Alfred (1854-1902). A German gunmaker, son of Alfred Krupp. He increased and diversified the output of the Krupp Works, which he extended by the incorporation with them of other enterprises. A member of the Prussian Upper House and Council of State, he also sat in the Reichstag from 1893 to 1898. Just before his death his private character was violently assailed by the Socialist newspaper the Vorwaerts, and it was said that this arraignment hastened his end. The Emperor vigorously defended Krupp, especially in a public speech at his funeral, and the heirs began a suit against the Vorwaerts, but soon abandoned the action.