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  2. Karl Marx - Wikipedia

    Karl Heinrich Marx FRSA (German: ; 5 May 1818 – 14 March 1883) was a German philosopher, economist, historian, sociologist, political theorist, journalist, critic of political economy, and socialist revolutionary. His best-known titles are the 1848 pamphlet The Communist Manifesto and the four-volume Das Kapital (1867–1883). Marx's ...

  3. Karl Marx was a German philosopher during the 19th century. He worked primarily in the realm of political philosophy and was a famous advocate for communism . He cowrote The Communist Manifesto and was the author of Das Kapital , which together formed the basis of Marxism .

  4. Karl Marx - Communist Manifesto, Theories & Beliefs - HISTORY

    Karl Marx was born in 1818 in Trier, Prussia; he was the oldest surviving boy in a family of nine children. Both of his parents were Jewish, and descended from a long line of rabbis, but his...

  5. Karl Marx - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

    Karl Marx (1818–1883) is often treated as a revolutionary, an activist rather than a philosopher, whose works inspired the foundation of many communist regimes in the twentieth century. It is certainly hard to find many thinkers who can be said to have had comparable influence in the creation of the modern world.

  6. Marxism originated in the thought of the German radical philosopher and economist Karl Marx, with important contributions from his friend and collaborator Friedrich Engels. Marx and Engels authored The Communist Manifesto (1848), a pamphlet outlining their theory of historical materialism and predicting the ultimate overthrow of capitalism by ...

  7. A Brief Biography of Karl Marx - ThoughtCo

    Karl Marx (May 5, 1818–March 14, 1883), a Prussian political economist, journalist, and activist, and author of the seminal works, "The Communist Manifesto" and "Das Kapital," influenced generations of political leaders and socioeconomic thinkers. Also known as the Father of Communism, Marx's ideas gave rise to furious, bloody revolutions ...

  8. Karl Marx - Character and significance | Britannica

    Character and significance of Karl Marx. At Marx’s funeral in Highgate Cemetery, Engels declared that Marx had made two great discoveries, the law of development of human history and the law of motion of bourgeois society. But “Marx was before all else a revolutionist.”

  9. Karl Marx - Theory, Quotes & Books - Biography

    Karl Heinrich Marx was one of nine children born to Heinrich and Henrietta Marx in Trier, Prussia. His father was a successful lawyer who revered Kant and Voltaire, and was a passionate activist ...

  10. Karl Marx: His Books, Theories, and Impact - Investopedia

    Karl Marx was a prominent thinker who wrote on topics related to economics, political economy, and society. Born in Germany, Marx spent much of his time in London, where he wrote many famous...

  11. Opium of the people - Wikipedia

    The opium of the people or opium of the masses ( German: Opium des Volkes) is a dictum used in reference to religion, derived from a frequently paraphrased statement of German sociologist and economic theorist Karl Marx: "Religion is the opium of the people." In context, the statement is part of Marx's structural-functionalist argument that ...