Stieber, Wilhelm

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Stieber, Wilhelm


Born 1818; died 1882. Prussian police official.

Stieber was head of the Prussian political police from 1850 to 1860. Using forgery and provocation, he organized the trial of a group of participants in the Silesian weavers’ uprising of 1844, accusing them of forming a “communist conspiracy”; he also organized a trial of members of the Communist League (seeCOLOGNE COMMUNIST TRIAL OF 1852). Stieber was one of the authors of the slanderous book Communist Plots of the 19th Century (1853–54).


Marx, K. “Razoblacheniia o KePnskom protsesse kommunistov.” In K. Marx and F. Engels, Soch., 2nd ed., vol. 8.
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