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Karl Marx was born on May 5 1818 in a place called Trier in Prussia His parents were of Jewish descent however they did not practice Judaism In 1824 Karls father adopted protestantism Marx attended the university of Bonn and later the university at Berlin where he studied in law while majoring in history and philosophy Marx handed in his doctoral thesis of the philosophy of Epicurus and concluded university in 1841 After his education Marx associated himself with the Left Hegelians along with Bruno Bauer which were a group who formed atheistic and revolutionary ideas from Hegels philosophy In 1842 Marx and Bruno Bauer were asked to contribute to the Rheinische Zeitung an opposition paper in Cologne Marx in October of 1842 became editor-in-chief and decided to move from Bonn to Cologne As the paper became more and more prominent the government decided to censor and eventually suppress it This paper ceased operation in March of 1843 Karl Marx was married to his childhood friend Jenny von Westphalen in 1843 Later in the fall of that year Marx along with another Left Hegelian Arnold Ruge moved to Paris and began publication of a radical journal entitled Deutsch-Franzosische Jahrbucher However due to the difficulty in distributing such a radical paper only one issue appeared Karl met his closest friend in September of 1844 when Frederick Engels arrived in Paris Together they participated in the activities of many revolutionary societies and formed the theory and ideas of revolutionary proletarian socialism also known as communism Finally in 1845 Marx was banished from Paris as a dangerous revolutionary He decided to head for Brussels where he and Engels joined in 1847 a group called the Communist League At the leagues request Marx and Engels drew up the Communist Manifesto in 1848 Once the Revolution of February 1848 took place Marx was again banished except this time from Belgium He briefly returned to
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