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Karl Heinrich Marx

Russian: Карл Генрих Маркс, German: Hirschel HaLevi Marx
Also Known As: "Karl Marx"
Birthplace: Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Death: March 14, 1883 (64)
London, England, United Kingdom
Place of Burial: London, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Heinrich (Hirschel / Joshua Heschel) Marx and Henriette Marx
Husband of Johanna Bertha Julie Jenny Marx
Partner of Helene Demuth
Father of Jenny (Caroline) Longuet; Jenny Laura Lafargue; Henry Edgar "Mouche" Marx; Henry Edward Guy Marx; Jenny Eveline Franziska Frances Marx and 3 others
Brother of Mauritz David Halevi Marx; Sophie Schmalhausen; Hermann Halevi Marx; Henriette Henya Simons; Louise Leah Juta and 3 others

Occupation: Philosopher
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About Karl Marx

Karl Marx (5 May 1818 – 14 March 1883) was a German philosopher, economist, historian, political theorist, sociologist, journalist and revolutionary socialist.

Born in Trier to a middle-class family, Marx studied law and Hegelian philosophy. Due to his political publications, Marx became stateless and lived in exile in London, where he continued to develop his thought in collaboration with German thinker Friedrich Engels and publish his writings, researching in the reading room of the British Museum. His best-known titles are the 1848 pamphlet, The Communist Manifesto, and the three-volume Das Kapital. His political and philosophical thought had enormous influence on subsequent intellectual, economic and political history and his name has been used as an adjective, a noun and a school of social theory.

Marx's theories about society, economics and politics—collectively understood as Marxism—hold that human societies develop through class struggle. In capitalism, this manifests itself in the conflict between the ruling classes (known as the bourgeoisie) that control the means of production and the working classes (known as the proletariat) that enable these means by selling their labour power in return for wages. Employing a critical approach known as historical materialism, Marx predicted that, like previous socio-economic systems, capitalism produced internal tensions which would lead to its self-destruction and replacement by a new system: socialism. For Marx, class antagonisms under capitalism, owing in part to its instability and crisis-prone nature, would eventuate the working class' development of class consciousness, leading to their conquest of political power and eventually the establishment of a classless, communist society constituted by a free association of producers. Marx actively pressed for its implementation, arguing that the working class should carry out organised revolutionary action to topple capitalism and bring about socio-economic emancipation.

Marx has been described as one of the most influential figures in human history, and his work has been both lauded and criticised. His work in economics laid the basis for much of the current understanding of labour and its relation to capital, and subsequent economic thought. Many intellectuals, labour unions, artists and political parties worldwide have been influenced by Marx's work, with many modifying or adapting his ideas. Marx is typically cited as one of the principal architects of modern social science.

Karl Marx Documents on Geni

1913--1996- The Eger Family Association- pg.39

1913--1990- The Eger Family Association-אילן יח-

Ancestors family tree for information on his works, including Das Kapital.

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Karl Marx's Timeline

May 5, 1818
Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
May 1, 1844
Age 25
Paris, Ile-de-France, France
September 26, 1845
Age 27
Brussel, Brussel Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, Belgique
February 12, 1847
Age 28
Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
November 5, 1849
Age 31
London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
March 28, 1851
Age 32
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
June 23, 1851
Age 33
London, United Kingdom
January 16, 1855
Age 36
London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Age 38