Free-minded People's Party (Germany)

Free-minded People's Party
Freisinnige Volkspartei
Founded 1893
Dissolved 1910
Preceded by German Free-minded Party
Merged into Progressive People's Party
Newspaper NA
Ideology Liberalism
Classical liberalism
Social progressivism
Political position Centre-left

The Free-minded People's Party or Radical People's Party[1][2][3] (German: Freisinnige Volkspartei) was a left 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 classical liberalism, social progressivism and parliamentarism.

On 6 March 1910 it merged with the Free-minded Union, and 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)


  1. Kurlander, Eric (2007). The Landscapes of Liberalism: Particularism and Progressive Politics in Two Borderland Regions. Localism, Landscape, and the Ambiguities of Place: German-speaking Central Europe, 1860–1930. University of Toronto Press. p. 125.
  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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