"Karl Marx"
Karl Marx's grave
Public DomainKarl Marx's grave - Credit: Markus Nilsson, Wikimedia Commons

Karl Heinrich Marx (1818-1883) was a German philosopher, historian and revolutionary whose ideas had a major impact on world history; in particular, his writings stimulated the development of Communism and Socialism as political systems.

His works include The Communist Manifesto (1848), written in conjunction with Friedrich Engelsand Das Kapital, the first volume of which was published in 1867.

He lived and worked in Germany, France, Belgium and England; he died in London and is buried in Highgate Cemetery