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Bebel

[ bey-buhl ]
/ ˈbeɪ bəl /
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noun

Fer·di·nand Au·gust [fur-dn-and -aw-guhst; German fer-di-nahnt -ou-goost], /ˈfɜr dnˌænd ˈɔ gəst; German ˈfɛr dɪˌnɑnt ˈaʊ gʊst/, 1840–1913, German socialist and writer.

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Bebel
/ (German ˈbeːbəl) /

noun

August (ˈauɡʊst). 1840–1913, German socialist leader: one of the founders of the Social Democratic Party (1869)
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