Karl Marx Born on May 5, 1818 in Germany, Karl Karl Heinrich Marx was philosopher, historian, economist, sociologist, and revolutionist.
Marx grew up learning law and philosophy. Later, he began contradicting existing political and societal ideas.
His writings have changed the course of history in a major way. He is still considered as one of the most influential characters in the history of mankind
He wrote several books and papers explaining his theories. His ‘The Communist Manifesto’ went on to inspire thousands and ‘Das Kapital’ is considered to be the most important book for the socialist movement.
Today, Marx has become synonymous with a school of thought known as Marxism — which advocates that human societies develop through class conflict and suggests a way of organising society where workers own the means of production.
His work gained recognition after the Russian leader, Vladimir Lenin, incorporated the teachings from the Communist Manifesto in his governance.