Free-minded People's Party (Germany)

The Free-minded People's Party (German: Freisinnige Volkspartei) or Radical People's Party[1][2][3] was a social liberal party in the German Empire, founded as a result of the split of the German Free-minded Party in 1893. One of its most notable members was Eugen Richter, who was party leader from 1893 to 1906. The party advocated liberalism, social progressivism and parliamentarism.

Free-minded People's Party

Freisinnige Volkspartei
Founded1893 (1893)
Dissolved1910 (1910)
Preceded byGerman Free-minded Party
Merged intoProgressive People's Party
Social progressivism
Political positionCentre-left
Colours     Yellow

On 6 March 1910, the party merged with the Free-minded Union and the German People's Party to form the Progressive People's Party.

See also

Preceded by
German Free-minded Party
liberal German parties
Succeeded by
Progressive People's Party (Germany)


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  2. Sperber, Jonathan (1997). The Kaiser's Voters: Electors and Elections in Imperial Germany. Cambridge University Press. p. 212.
  3. Zucker, Stanley (1975). Ludwig Bamberger: German Liberal Political and Social Critic, 1823-1899. University of Pittsburgh Press. p. 239.
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