Silvio Gesell, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Silvio Gesell

German merchant, theoretical economist, social activist, anarchist and founder of Freiwirtschaft

Date of Birth: 17-Mar-1862

Place of Birth: Sankt Vith, Wallonia, Belgium

Date of Death: 11-Mar-1930

Profession: politician, entrepreneur, economist, merchant, Esperantist

Nationality: Germany

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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About Silvio Gesell

  • Silvio Gesell (German: [g?'z?l]; 17 March 1862 – 11 March 1930) was a German merchant, theoretical economist, social activist, Georgist, anarchist, libertarian socialist, and founder of Freiwirtschaft.
  • In 1900 he founded the magazine Geld-und Bodenreform (Monetary and Land Reform), but it soon closed for financial reasons.
  • During one of his stays in Argentina, where he lived in a vegetarian commune, Gesell started the magazine Der Physiokrat together with Georg Blumenthal.
  • In 1914, it closed due to censorship. The Bavarian Soviet Republic, in which he participated, had a violent end and Gesell was detained for several months on a charge of treason, but was acquitted by a Munich court after a speech he gave in his own defence.

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