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Karl Marx

(1818 1883)
Karl Marx, , German philosopher, author of Capital and The Communist Manifesto

Biography of Karl Marx:

Changing from theory to practice, Karl Marx creates with Engels the Communist League in 1847 and writes with him "The Communist Manifesto". After the failure of the German revolution in 1848, he goes into exiled in London where he leads in the same time his militant activity (animation of the first "International Working Men's Association") and the writing of his major work, "Capital", which he leaves unfinished.

Karl Marx lives in poverty and is financially supported by his friend Engels. After his death, his theories have been taken up again in a dogmatic form, Marxism, to become the base of the socialist and working movements in the end of the 19th and 20th centuries and the justification of their excesses.
Bibliography : A Criticism of the Hegelian Philosophy of Law (with Engels, 1844), Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts (1944), Theses On Feuerbach (1845), The Holy Family (with Engels, 1845), The German Ideology (with Engels, 1846), The Poverty of Philosophy (1847), The Communist Manifesto (with Engels, 1848), The Class Struggles in France (1848), A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy (1859), Capital (Das Kapital, 1867-1894), The Civil War in France (1871).

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