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August Spies

Born: Dec 10, 1855

Death: Nov 11, 1887

Birthplace: Germany

Nationality: Germany

August Spies

Date of Birth : Dec 10, 1855
Date of Death : Nov 11, 1887
Birth Place : Germany

August Vincent Theodore Spies was an American upholsterer, radical labor activist, and newspaper editor. Spies is remembered as one of the anarchist leaders in Chicago who were found guilty of conspiracy to commit murder following a bomb attack on police in an event remembered as the Haymarket affair. Spies was one of four who were executed in the aftermath of this event.

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