|1st President of Germany|
11 February 1919 – 28 February 1925
|Succeeded by||Hans Luther (acting)|
|Chancellor of Germany|
9 November 1918 – 11 February 1919
|Preceded by||Prince Maximilian of Baden|
|Succeeded by||Philipp Scheidemann|
|Born||4 February 1871|
|Died||28 February 1925(aged 54)|
- This article is about Friedrich Ebert Senior. For his son, who helped to found the GDR see Friedrich Ebert Jr.
Ebert was a social democrat. He became leader of the SPD in 1913, when the last leader August Bebel died. He was a big part of the German Revolution of 1918–19, and when Germany became a republic he became the first Chancellor. His goal was to make Germany more peaceful. He did this by putting down the left, working with the right-wing Freikorps.
He was Chancellor until he died on 28 February 1925 from Septic Shock. 
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