Karl Marx: Founder Of Communism
Karl Marx, a German journalist, philosopher, and revolutionist, was known to be one of the most important socialist thinker in his time. He had a different view of how regimes should be run, by inventing the political theory “Communism” and the method “Marxism.” His ideas were distinctive, and therefore, caused a massive excitement throughout Europe. Although, he had to move country to country because of the governments’ dislike toward his writing, his beliefs became a major part of the Socialist Movement after his death. Karl Marx is the father of the theory of socialism of what we know today.
On May 5, 1818, Karl Marx was born in Moselle, Germany, into a middle class home. Both his parents were Jewish, who originated from a long line of rabbis. His father converted to Lutheranism, so he wouldn 't lose his job as a respected lawyer. Marx also got baptized at the age of six. When Marx was seventeen, he attended at the University of Bonn, where he constantly was drunk and fought with students. His dad then enrolled him at the …show more content…
He began writing for the Rheinische Newspaper, and became the editor in 1842. After the paper was released in the same year, the Prussian government terminated Marx’s work for being revolutionary in 1843. Couple of months later, he and his new wife, Jenny Von Westphalen, moved to Paris. In Paris, he met another German emigrant, Friedrich Engels, who would turn into his long lasting partner and companion. Together they wrote and published a criticism towards the philosophy of a Young Hegelian named Bruno Baer, entitled “The Holy Father” in 1845. The Prussian government once again got involved to banish Marx and his partner from France at the end of 1844. They both moved to Brussels, Belgium. “In 1847, the newly founded Communist League in London, England, drafted Marx and Engels to write “The Communist Manifesto,” published the following year.” (“History.com