Marx, Karl (1818–1883)

Karl Marx was born in Trier, Germany. He studied law at the University of Bonn and then philosophy at the University of Berlin. He was an economist, historian, social and political philosopher, and a revolutionary communist. Along with other revolutionaries such as Mikhail Bakhtin and his friend and benefactor Friedrich Engels, he established the International Working Men's Association in 1864. He became a journalist and editor for the Rheinische Zeitung (Rhenish Gazette) and the Deutsch-französische Jahrbucher (the German-French Annals). However, his writings attracted the attention of the Prussian authorities who subsequently issued a warrant for his arrest, which meant he had to move a number of times back and forth between Germany, Belgium, and France until finally settling in England in 1849, where he thought ...

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