Karl Marx

1818 - 1883

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Karl Marx (German: [maʁks]; 5 May 1818 – 14 March 1883) was a German-born philosopher, political theorist, economist, historian, sociologist, journalist, and revolutionary socialist. His best-known works are the 1848 pamphlet The Communist Manifesto (with Friedrich Engels) and his three-volume Das Kapital (1867–1894); the latter employs his critical approach of historical materialism in an analysis of capitalism, in the culmination of his intellectual endeavours. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Karl Marx has received more than 26,670,075 page views. His biography is available in 200 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 192 in 2019). Karl Marx is the 2nd most popular economist, the 6th most popular biography from Germany (down from 5th in 2019) and the most popular German Economist.

Karl Marx is most famous for being the founder of communism. He was born in 1818 and died in 1883. He was a German philosopher, economist, and revolutionary socialist.

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Over the past year Karl Marx has had the most page views in the with 2,989,420 views, followed by Spanish (1,257,468), and Russian (447,125). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Romani (3,436.84%), Zhuang (1,196.38%), and (550.33%)


Among economists, Karl Marx ranks 2 out of 414Before him are Adam Smith. After him are John Maynard Keynes, David Ricardo, Thomas Robert Malthus, John Stuart Mill, Friedrich Hayek, Milton Friedman, Vilfredo Pareto, Joseph Schumpeter, Frédéric Passy, and Alfred Marshall.

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Among people born in 1818, Karl Marx ranks 1After him are James Prescott Joule, Emily Brontë, Alexander II of Russia, Ignaz Semmelweis, Ivan Turgenev, Christian IX of Denmark, Charles Gounod, Jacob Burckhardt, Lewis H. Morgan, Marius Petipa, and Rudolf von Jhering. Among people deceased in 1883, Karl Marx ranks 1After him are Richard Wagner, Édouard Manet, Ivan Turgenev, Gustave Doré, Emir Abdelkader, Henri, Count of Chambord, Midhat Pasha, Joseph Plateau, Princess Marianne of the Netherlands, Charles II, Duke of Parma, and Thomas Mayne Reid.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Karl Marx ranks 6 out of 7,253Before him are Ludwig van Beethoven (1770), Charlemagne (748), Albert Einstein (1879), Johann Sebastian Bach (1685), and Martin Luther (1483). After him are Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749), Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777), Johannes Gutenberg (1394), Henry Kissinger (1923), Friedrich Nietzsche (1844), and Otto von Bismarck (1815).

Among ECONOMISTS In Germany

Among economists born in Germany, Karl Marx ranks 1After him are Klaus Schwab (1938), Wassily Leontief (1906), Friedrich List (1789), Werner Sombart (1863), Johann Heinrich von Thünen (1783), Eugen Dühring (1833), Franz Oppenheimer (1864), Alfred Weber (1868), Gottfried Feder (1883), Hermann Heinrich Gossen (1810), and Lorenz von Stein (1815).