Karl Marx

Karl Marx

Philosopher, economist, sociologist, journalist, and revolutionary socialist.

Early Background

Born in Trier, Germany in 1818

Died in London in 1883

Father - Heinrich Marx lawyer

Mother - Henriette Presburg


University of Jena

University of Bonn

Middle Class


Have and Have Nots

Historical change was caused by a series of class struggles.

Capitalism describes an economic system in which the means of production (such as factories) are privately owned.

Marxism: The political and economic philosophy of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels in which the concept of class struggle plays a central role in understanding society's allegedly inevitable development from bourgeois oppression under capitalism to a socialist and ultimately classless society.