Karl Marx : The Oldest Surviving Boy Essay

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Karl Marx is a sociologist, economist, historian, journalist, revolutionary, and philosopher of German decent. Karl Marx was born in 1818 in Trier, Prussia; he was the oldest surviving boy in a family of nine children. Both of his parents were Jewish, and descended from a long line of rabbis. Marx was also raised in a home that originally was Jewish until his Father, Heinrich Marx, converted to Protestantism. He was home-schooled until 1830 when he enrolled at the Jesuit high school in Trier.. In 1835, Marx studied in the University of Boom. In 1835 Marx left to the University where he read and fell in love with the philosophies of G.W.F. Hegel, and joined a group known as the Young Hegelians, who were challenging existing institutions and ideas on all fronts, including religion, philosophy, ethics and politics. In October 1835, at the age of 17, Marx travelled to the University of Bonn wishing to study philosophy and literature. however his father insisted to take on a better major. his father insisted law as a more practical field. During his early stages of education, marx also wanted to to pursue a career in the military. unfortunately he was was excused from the military for many odd reasons. later on After receiving his degree, Marx began writing for the liberal democratic newspaper Rheinische Zeitung, and he became the paper’s editor in 1841. Marx 's articles forced the Prussian government to close the paper as they were too radical for people to read. once

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