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Karl Marx

1818 - 1883

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Karl Heinrich Marx (German: [maʁks]; 5 May 1818 – 14 March 1883) was a German philosopher, economist, historian, sociologist, political theorist, journalist, critic of political economy, and socialist revolutionary. His best-known titles are the 1848 pamphlet The Communist Manifesto and the four-volume Das Kapital (1867–1883). Marx's political and philosophical thought had enormous influence on subsequent intellectual, economic, and political history. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Karl Marx has received more than 22,852,379 page views. His biography is available in 192 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 188 in 2019). Karl Marx is the 2nd most popular economist (down from 1st in 2019), the 5th most popular biography from Germany 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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Among economists, Karl Marx ranks 2 out of 315Before him are Adam Smith. After him are John Maynard Keynes, David Ricardo, Thomas Robert Malthus, John Stuart Mill, Milton Friedman, Friedrich Hayek, Vilfredo Pareto, Joseph Schumpeter, François Quesnay, and Alfred Marshall.

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Among people born in 1818, Karl Marx ranks 1After him are James Prescott Joule, Alexander II of Russia, Emily Brontë, 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, Charles II, Duke of Parma, Frederick Francis II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Princess Marianne of the Netherlands, and Eva Gonzalès.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Karl Marx ranks 5 out of 6,142Before him are Ludwig van Beethoven (1770), Albert Einstein (1879), Johann Sebastian Bach (1685), and Martin Luther (1483). After him are Charlemagne (748), Johannes Gutenberg (1394), Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749), Friedrich Nietzsche (1844), Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777), Johannes Kepler (1571), 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), Gottfried Feder (1883), Eugen Dühring (1833), Hermann Heinrich Gossen (1810), Alfred Weber (1868), Lorenz von Stein (1815), and Oskar Morgenstern (1902).