Karl Marx. Created by Alexandria Powell. Karl Marx Biography.
Created by Alexandria Powell
Karl Heinrich Marx was born into a comfortable middle class home in Trier on the river Moselle in Germany on May 5, 1818. At the age of seventeen, Marx enrolled in the Faculty of Law at the University of Bonn. At Bonn he became engaged to Jenny von Westphalen. The following year Marx’s father sent him to the more serious University of Berlin where he remained four years. Marx became a member of the Young Hegelian movement. In October 1842, he became the editor of the newspaper Colegne. Marx had six children and later lost three of them due to the poor conditions he lived in. He was influenced by Immanuel Kant, Ludwig Feuerbach, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and Charles Fourier . Throughout his life he was formally known as a historical materialist, historian, revolutionary , philosopher, and a social scientist.On March 14, 1883 Karl Marx died and was buried at Highgate Cemetery in North London. All of Marx’s thinking's are known as Marxism. He was a major figure in the history of economic and philosophical thought, and a great social prophet.