Karl Marx

Karl Marx

Born: May 5, 1818

Died: March 14, 1883

Nationality: German

Occupation: Philosopher

Biography: Karl Heinrich Marx was a German philosopher, economist, sociologist, historian, journalist, and revolutionary socialist. His ideas played a significant role in the development of social science and the socialist movement.

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Source/Notes: Writings of the Young Marx on Philosophy and Society (Hackett Publishing, 1997), p. 39 - ISBN: 9780872203686

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Source/Notes: Paraphrased. Original: "Hegel says somewhere that that great historic facts and personages recur twice. He forgot to add: “Once as tragedy, and again as farce.” " From: "The 18th Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte by Karl Marx" (1852)