Karl Kramar was born in 1860. A moderate Czech member of the Austrian parliament, he was arrested in May 1915 and charged with inciting Czech units to desert from the Austro-Hungarian Army. After being found guilty in November 1916, Kramar was sentenced to 15 years hard labour.
In July 1917, Emperor Karl I released Kramar from prison as part of a general political amnesty.
Karl Kramar died in 1937.