Person Male Born 28/11/1820 Died 5/8/1895
Political philosopher. Born Barmen, Germany. Died at home in Regent's Park Road. The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography says at number 41 but there is no suggestion anywhere else that the Engels lived at two different addresses in Regent's Park Road. Possibly the street has been renumbered since 1895, or perhaps the ODNB confused Engels' place of death with Marx's, who died at number 41 Maitland Park Road. We are also puzzled why the plaque suggests that Engels moved out of this building the year before his death. Nothing's simple.
Having inherited some funds Engels supported the poverty-stricken Marxes, enough to free Marx to write Das Kapital.