Knowledge Identifier: +Philipp_Scheidemann
Born in 1865.
Countries: Germany (62%), Denmark (15%), United States (8%)
Linked to: Social Democratic Party of Germany, Centre Party, German Democratic Party, Independent Social Democratic Party of Germany
He joined the SPD in 1883, in protest against Chancellor Otto von Bismarck's Anti-Socialist Laws
Upon the 1903 federal election, Scheidemann became a member of the Reichstag parliament, delegated from the Solingen district for the Social Democrats, and soon rose to be one of the principal leaders of the party
Friedrich Ebert - The party's stance, under the leadership of Ebert and other "moderates" like Philipp Scheidemann, in favour of the war with the aim of a compromise peace, eventually led to a split, with those radically opposed to the war leaving the S.P.D. in early 1917 to form the U.S.P.D
Scheidemann continued to serve as a leader in the Provisional Government which followed for the next several months, and following the meeting of the National Assembly in Weimar in February 1919, Ebert was appointed Reich President, and Scheidemann became Chancellor, in the Weimar Coalition with the German Democratic Party and the Catholic Center Party