Kurt Eisner (14 May 1867 in Berlin – 21 February 1919 in Munich) was a Bavarian politician and journalist. As a German socialist journalist and statesman, he organized the Socialist Revolution that took over the Wittelsbach monarchy in Bavaria in November 1918. He is used as an example of charismatic authority by Max Weber.
|Minister President of Bavaria|
8 November 1918 – 21 February 1919
|Preceded by||Otto Ritter von Dandl|
|Succeeded by||Johannes Hoffmann|
|Born||14 May 1867|
Berlin, Kingdom of Prussia
|Died||21 February 1919 (aged 51)|
Munich, Free State of Bavaria
|Political party||Independent Social Democratic Party of Germany|
Eisner was of Jewish descent.
- "Kurt Eisner - Encyclopaedia Britannica" (biography), Encyclopædia Britannica, 2006, Britannica.com webpage: Britannica-KurtEisner.
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Otto Ritter von Dandl
| Prime Minister of Bavaria
1918 – 1919