Karl Marx

Karl Marx was the man who changed world on economic and political front. His thoughts made the basis of a new economic structure “Communism”. It became very popular in the 19th century and still affects the youth of the world.

Karl Marx

Marx was born on May 5, 1818 in Prussia and was one of nine siblings. He was to Jewish parents who later converted to Christianity.

He studied in University of Bonn but at the end of the year shifted to Berlin University. Here he studied Law and philosophy. He became much involved in Politics in 1836. He had rebellious views challenging the current system which was to be later anointed as Marxian views. Even a section of economics was called by his name. He completed his doctorate but never ventured to teach. His radical views took refuge in Journalism. In 1848 he wrote and published “The Communist manifesto” along with Freidrich Engels and was exiled to London.

It is in his exile that he wrote the famous Das Kapital which changed the world once and for all. It made him famous and thereafter he became a literary figure. He became extremely focused on economic theory and capitalism. He died in London in 1883.

Karl Marx is one of the greatest influencers of the world. Even today many countries like China, Cuba and North Korea. He was more of a revolutionist than an economist.


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