Karl Marx

1818 - 1883

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Karl Heinrich Marx (German: [maʁks]; 5 May 1818 – 14 March 1883) was a German philosopher, critic of political economy, economist, historian, sociologist, political theorist, journalist and socialist revolutionary. Born in Trier, Germany, Marx studied law and philosophy at the universities of Bonn and Berlin. He married German theatre critic and political activist Jenny von Westphalen in 1843. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Karl Marx has received more than 19,651,296 page views. His biography is available in 188 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 182 in 2019). Karl Marx is the most popular economist, 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 1 out of 315After him are Adam Smith, John Maynard Keynes, Thomas Robert Malthus, John Stuart Mill, David Ricardo, Milton Friedman, Friedrich Hayek, Vilfredo Pareto, Joseph Schumpeter, Alfred Marshall, and François Quesnay.

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Among people born in 1818, Karl Marx ranks 1After him are James Prescott Joule, Ignaz Semmelweis, Ivan Turgenev, Alexander II of Russia, Emily Brontë, Charles Gounod, Christian IX of Denmark, Jacob Burckhardt, Marius Petipa, Lewis H. Morgan, and Adolf Anderssen. 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, Frederick Francis II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Charles II, Duke of Parma, and Princess Marianne of the Netherlands.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Karl Marx ranks 5 out of 5,289Before him are Ludwig van Beethoven (1770), Johann Sebastian Bach (1685), Albert Einstein (1879), and Martin Luther (1483). After him are Johannes Gutenberg (1394), Friedrich Nietzsche (1844), Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749), Albrecht Dürer (1471), Otto von Bismarck (1815), Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770), and Richard Wagner (1813).

Among ECONOMISTS In Germany

Among economists born in Germany, Karl Marx ranks 1After him are Friedrich List (1789), Wassily Leontief (1906), Werner Sombart (1863), Johann Heinrich von Thünen (1783), Gottfried Feder (1883), Eugen Dühring (1833), Adolph Wagner (1835), Lorenz von Stein (1815), Alfred Weber (1868), Hermann Heinrich Gossen (1810), and Ernest Mandel (1923).