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Engel, George

Born: 1836 AD
Died: 1887 AD, at 51 years of age.

Nationality: German
Categories: Martyr


1836 - Born in Cassel, Germany. One of the Haymarket martyrs.

1873 - Engel emigrated to America from Germany.

1878 - He became radicalized after moving to Chicago, first joining the Socialist Labor Party and then the anarchist International Working People's Association (IWPA).

         - Engel's only involvement with the Haymarket "Conspiracy" was his attendance at the Grief Hall meeting.

1886 - He was indicted for throwing bomb at Haymarket gathering in Chicago, killing one police officer and leading to police-protestor melee.

         - Convicted in political trial, along with seven other anarchists, despite absence of direct evidence.

1887 - Died by execution on November 11th.


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