Ten fun facts about Karl Marx


Fact 1
Karl Marx, where Marxism derived from, was known for his work in economics. He was also a philosopher, journalist, historian and much more.

Fact 2
In 1849 he and his wife were exiled from Paris.

Fact 3
He was one of nine children. He had two brothers but his older brother had died in 1819, making Marx the oldest son.


Fact 4
While living in London, Marx and his family faced extreme poverty, as he was unable to finance his own newspaper.

Fact 5
He and his wife Jenny had seven children together. Only three survived to be adults. This was because of their poverty and poor living conditions.

Fact 6
He died on March 14, 1883 He was buried in London on March 17. It was said that only between 9 and 11 people attended the funeral.

Fact 7
Friedrich Engels, one of his closest friends, said that Marx died peacefully in his chair. He had only been alone for two minutes.

Fact 8
Marx's tombstone reads "Workers of All Lands Unite". This is from his published book, "The Communist Manifesto".

Fact 9
Historical materialism was a study of society, economics and history, based on Marx's views.

Fact 10
Marx is known as one of the three base founders of social science.


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A German philosopher, journalist, historian, economist, sociologist and revolutionary socialist.

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