Biography of Karl Marx
15Karl Marx was born on May 5, 1818 to Heinrich and Henrietta Marx in the historical city of Trier. Karl was one of seven children raised within a comfortable middle class home provided by his father. Marxâ€™s father worked as a counselor-at-law at the High-Court of Appeal in Trier. David McClellan believes that, â€œTrier first imbued Marx with his abiding passion for history.â€1 Although the Marx family was linked to a long lineage of Jewish ancestry, Heinrich converted his family to Protestantism in order to keep his position at the courthouse. â€œSome have considered this rabbinic ancestry to be the key to Marxâ€™s ideas and see him as a secularized version of an Old Testament prophet.â€2 Overall, Marx was raised in a very loving, supportive, environment, and maintained a special relationship with his father throughout his life.3
In 1830, Marx began school at the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Gymnasium, a Jesuit foundation that had become a respectable high school with a liberal headmaster. While in high school, Marx was known as a bully and acted more as a leader to the students than as a close friend. His marks were less than average in history related subjects, French, and mathematics. Marx, however, did earn excellent marks in Greek, Latin, and German.4
In 1835, Marx graduated from high school and fell in love with Jenny von Westphalen the daughter of a powerful politician. The couple was secretly engaged in the summer of 1836, but, because of their conflicting ancestries, their families would not allow the wedding to commence for seven years.5
After the couples engagement, Marx was enrolled into the University of Bonn on October 17,1835 as a stud...
... beyond him to change the world.
1 David McClellan, Karl Marx: The Legacy (London: British Broadcasting Corporation,
2 McClellan, 12.
3 Top Biography â€œKarl Marx: Ancestry and Birthâ€ August 2000,
<http://www.top-biography.com/0062-Karl%20Marx/index.htm> (March 2002).
4 Eugene Kamenka, The Portable Karl Marx (The Viking Portable Library 1983), xiv.
5 Kamenka, xv.
6 Maximilien Rubel and Margaret Manale, Marx Without Myth (New York: Harper & Row
Publishers, 1975), 12.
7 Top Biography 2.
8 Kamenka, xvi.
9 Kamenka, xvii.
10 McClellan, 20.
11 McClellan, 26.
12 Rubel and Manale, 85.
13 Kamenka, xix.
14 Karl Marx. <http://www.philosophypages.com/ph/marx.htm>
15 Marx/Engels Image Library
Science and religion cannot co-exist. What are your views on this?
In the begining there was darkness. Then there was light. Then there was consciousness. Then there were questions and then there was religion. Why are we? Where do we come from? Why does the world and nature act as it does? What happens when we die.
Religion tended to the answer to all these questions with the stories of gods and godesses and other supernatural forces that were beyond the understanding of humans. Where as science seems able to explain everything with prof and evidence right before your eyes.
Science deals with subject matter and account for civilizations while religion is concered with the civilization, but looks at its spiritulisation and faith. As the scientists looks at the building, materials and whereas religion is not focusing on these physical components.
This also gives birth to the question that whether science is able to explain all or whether religion is able to explain all aspects of life?science does seem to explain all.
It is because of the fact that science has enabled humans to fly, explore the depths of the oceans,walk on the moon. It makes the life of humans easier than before with lots of facilities.
Howerver, strong and almost perfect the view of science is in today's society it cannot cover the entire spectrum of the human experiences. Nor does it explain some of the striking similarities present in the various religions of the earth.
There have been many clashes between religion and science in history. Some past leaders were used to imprisoned scientists. Now much has changed. People asks for the facts and figures, but spiritualisation, your character building is not the things provided by science. So, science and religion are different in the sense of facts and faith.
These both are important for our lives, because you cannot write on walls without pens and brains.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.