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Karl Marx

Person   Born 5/5/1818 Died 14/3/1883

Born Trier, Germany (then Prussia). Died Maitland Park Road, Hampstead.  Lived briefly in Brussels.

From the Institute for Fiscal Studies: "Marx lived for a time after arriving in London in 1849 at 4 Anderson St, Chelsea, before moving briefly to a German hotel in Leicester St, off Leicester Square, and then to lodgings at 28 Dean Street, Soho, which are marked by a blue plaque. In 1856 the family moved on to 9 Grafton Terrace in Kentish Town, in 1864 to 1 Modena Villas, Maitland Park and then in 1875 to 41 Maitland Park Road, Hampstead where he later died. The Reading Room where he worked (at seat G7) can be found in the atrium of the British Museum. . . .. An impressive monument can be found at his gravesite in Highgate Cemetery."

The Marxes were very poor and it was only money from Engels which freed Marx to write Das Kapital.

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52765

Karl Marx grave

Bronze head on granite plinth with gold leaf inscriptions.

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45308

Karl Marx - NW3

Erected by Camden London Borough Council Karl Marx, 1818 - 1883, philosopher,...

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44273

Karl Marx - W1

Greater London Council Karl Marx, 1818 - 1883, lived here, 1851 - 56.

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47847

Spirit of Soho Mural

Interesting that Coca Cola are specifically mentioned on the panel but not as...

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44284

The Red Lion

The Red Lion, Great Windmill Street, Soho. On 29th November to 8th December ...

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