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Karl Marx is one of todays most renowned economists He was born on May 5th 1818 in a small town called Trier located in Germany Karl Marx was born into a Jewish family His fathers name was Heinrich and his mothers name was Henrietta His father was a lawyer and his mother was devoted to caring for her children Marx was the second child of eight however many of the children died Marx was his fathers favorite He started high school in 1830 and was an average student His best subjects were German and history His dedication to political science first began in high school By the time Marx was graduating high school he was already sure of what his future goals would be At the age of seventeen he was a student at Bonn University He studied mythology of Greek and Rome as well as the history of art His father wanted him to study law but Marx became side tracked with other interest other students drinking and fighting Their relationship grew into a constant battle since his father thought that he was waiting his talent Heinrich died in 1838 One year after entering Bonn University Karl transferred to the University of Berlin During this time he had become engaged to an old friend This was a girl whom he had known since childhood he name was Jenny von Westphalen and however their engagement remained a secret During his studies at Berlin he became more and more side tracked from law and grew more and more interested in history and philosophy Marx was mostly interested in the famous philosopher Hegel He found a group of people with the same interest and together they formed a group called the Doctors Club and sometimes referred to themselves as the young Hegelians In this group they would discuss their philosophical ideas and despite that Marx was the youngest he stood out Karl graduated from Berlin University
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