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Karl Marx

Karl Marx born May 5, 1818

As soon as he got his degree, he started writing for a liberal newspaper; his paper soon after got banned for being too radical. Him and his new wife then moved to Paris, where he met his best friend, German émigré Friedrich Engels. They both published a book together called the "Holy Father." Marx and Engels got expelled from France, so they moved to Belgium. There they would write "The Communist Manifesto" for the Communist League in London, England.

About MarxHe was 1 of the 9 children in his family. His parents were Jewish but they switched to Christianity when he was 6. Although he didn't follow his parent's footsteps and became an atheist. He later went to college at the University of Bonn; he was put in jail for drunkeness and fighting, so then he transferred to the University of Berlin. Marx then studied phylosophy and law there. He joined a group, the young Hegelians, who questioned religion, ethics, politics and phylosophy.

Due to uprinsings in Belgium, Marx returned to Paris and Germany, before he was expelled by the government in Belgium. He settled in London, where he spent the rest of his life. He worked as a journalist for the New York Daily Tribune, but never earned a living there. In, 1864 he helped form the International Workingmen's Association and write the inagural address. He wrote the "The Capital" three years later. Marx wanted to reveal "the economic law of mothion theory." Spending the rest of his life writing manuscripts, but he never finished them. He passed away on March 14, 1883, form pleurisy (lung disease).

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