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Karl Marx Biography and Synopsis of Views Karl Heinrich Marx was born on May 5 1818 in the city of Trier in Prussia now Germany He was one of seven children of Jewish Parents His father was fairly liberal taking part in demonstrations for a constitution for Prussia and reading such authors as Voltaire and Kant known for their social commentary His mother Henrietta was originally from Holland and never became a German at heart not even learning to speak the language properly Shortly before Karl Marx was born his father converted the family to the Evangelical Established Church Karl being baptized at the age of six Marx attended high school in his hometown 1830-1835 where several teachers and pupils were under suspicion of harboring liberal ideals Marx himself seemed to be a devoted Christian with a longing for self-sacrifice on behalf of humanity In October of 1835 he started attendance at the University of Bonn enrolling in non-socialistic-related classes like Greek and Roman mythology and the history of art During this time he spent a day in jail for being drunk and disorderly-the only imprisonment he suffered in the course of his life The student culture at Bonn included as a major part being politically rebellious and Marx was involved presiding over the Tavern Club and joining a club for poets that included some politically active students However he left Bonn after a year and enrolled at the University of Berlin to study law and philosophy The Hegelian doctrines exerted considerable pressure in the revolutionary student culture that Marx was immersed in however and Marx eventually joined a society called the Doctor Club involved mainly in the new literary and philosophical movement whos chief figure was Bruno Bauer a lecturer in theology who thought that the Gospels were not a record of History but that they came from human fantasies arising from mans emotional needs and he also hypothesized that Jesus had not
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