Bruno Wille

Bruno Wille (6 February 1860 – 31 August 1928) was a German politician. He was born in Magdeburg, and died in Aeschach near Lindau.[1]

Bruno Wille by Nicola Perscheid c. 1900

He tried to make an end to the collective ideology of the SPD (German labour party) from 1890 until 1892. Influenced by Friedrich Nietzsche, he wanted to end the tyranny of political parties and protect individuality. Politics should help develop a personality and not subdue it.

He was the leader of the radical youth opposition of the SPD. He did not have much support and had to leave the party in 1892. From that moment onwards, he regarded himself as an anarchist.

In 1896 he published an account of his visits to Joseph Dietzgen in Siegburg, in which he speaks of the philosopher with great respect.[2]

He lost his radical thoughts when he got older. Instead of complete egoism, he became an advocate of harmony of a community of humans. He became a great admirer of nature and wanted to become one with the world, which he regarded as an organism.

He was a supporter of the Christ Myth Theory (which had prominence in the late 19th and early 20th century in Germany, due to the Deutsche Monistenbund and rising prominence of mythicist figures such as Kalthoff, who also led to the rediscovery of Bruno Bauer.[3]


  1. ^ Wille, Bruno.
  2. ^ Dietzgen, Eugene. "Joseph Dietzgen: A Sketch of his Life". Libcom. Libcom/Die Neue Zeit. Retrieved 28 February 2015.
  3. ^ Wille 1903


Die Christusmythe als monistische Weltanschauung (Ein Wort zur Verständigung zwischen Religion und Wissenschaft) Erste Ausgabe (Berlin: Vita Deutsches Verlagshaus, 1903)

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