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Karl Marx

Born in Prussia on May 5, 1818, Karl Marx began exploring sociopolitical theories. He became a journalist, and his socialist writings would get him expelled from Germany and France. Marx began studying at the University of Bonn. In his two semesters there, he was imprisoned for drunkenness and disturbing the peace, incurred debts and participated in a duel. He studied law and was introduced to the philosophy of G.W.F. Hegel. Became involved with the Young Hegelians, a radical group of students including Ludwig Feuerbach, who criticized the political and religious establishments of the day.He began to work as a journalist, and in 1842, he became the editor of Rheinische Zeitung, a liberal newspaper in Cologne. Just one year later, the government ordered the newspaper’s suppression, effective April 1, 1843. He resigned on March 18th. Passed away of pleurisy in London on March 14, 1883. The Communist Party of Great Britain erected a large tombstone, including a bust of Marx, in 1954, etched with the last line of The Communist Manifesto, “Workers of all lands unite”.


1818 - Born, Prussia1824 - Baptized1835 - U.Of.Bonn1841 - Graduated1843 - Lived in Paris1845 - Brussles 1852 - London1883 - Died

Published his first work in 1843Published his most influencial works, Communist Manifesto in 1848, and Das Kapital in 1867Completely University in 1841 with a Doctorate due to his work on materialism Became the editor for a newspaper that happened to be suspended one year laterBanished from Belgium in 1849 for his controversial idealogies Secretly engaged in 1839, married in 1841 and had 6 children

Lasting Impact

"By thus acting on the external world and changing it, he at the same time changes his own nature. "


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