Karl Radek

Karl Berngardovich Radek (Russian: Карл Бернгардович Радек; 31 October 1885 – 19 May 1939) was a Marxist active in the Polish[1] and German social democratic movements before World War I and an international Communist leader in the Soviet Union after the Russian Revolution.

Karl Radek
Radek in 1919
Born
Karol Sobelsohn

(1885-10-31)31 October 1885
Died19 May 1939(1939-05-19) (aged 53)
NationalityPolish
CitizenshipRussian Empire, Soviet Union
OccupationRevolutionary, writer, journalist, publicist, politician, theorist
Years active1904-1939
OrganizationCommunist Party of the Soviet Union
Known forMarxist revolutionary
Political partySocial Democracy of the Kingdom of Poland and Lithuania (SDKPiL), Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD), Communist Party of Germany (KPD), Comintern, Communist Workers' Party of Germany, Communist Party of the Soviet Union
MovementSocial democracy, communism, Bolshevik
Spouse(s)Rosa Mavrikievna Radek, Larisa Mikhailovna Reisner
ChildrenSofia Karlovna Radek