Clara Zetkin

Clara Zetkin (/ˈzɛtkɪn/; German: [ˈtsɛtkiːn]; née Eißner [ˈaɪsnɐ]; 5 July 1857 – 20 June 1933) was a German Marxist theorist, communist activist, and advocate for women's rights.[1]

Clara Zetkin
Clara Zetkin (c. 1920)
Born
Clara Josephine Eißner

5 July 1857
Died20 June 1933 (aged 75)
Arkhangelskoye, near Moscow, Russian SFSR
NationalityGerman
Other namesKlara Zetkin
OccupationPolitician, peace activist and women's rights activist
Political partySPD (until 1917)
USPD (1917–1922; Spartacus wing)
KPD (1920–1933)
Partner(s)Ossip Zetkin [de] (1850–1889)
Georg Friedrich Zundel (1899–1928)
ChildrenMaxim Zetkin [de] (1883–1965)
Konstantin "Kostja" Zetkin (1885–1980)
Parent(s)Gottfried Eißner
Josephine Vitale/Eißner

Until 1917, she was active in the Social Democratic Party of Germany.[2] She then joined the Independent Social Democratic Party of Germany (USPD) and its far-left wing, the Spartacist League. This later became the Communist Party of Germany (KPD), which she represented in the Reichstag during the Weimar Republic from 1920 to 1933.[3]