Karl Marx died on March 14, 1883, in London at the age of 64

Published on March 13, 2024, by Il Grido del Popolo©️

Karl Marx died on Mar. 14, 1883, in London at the age of 64. His critique of capitalism and vision of proletarian revolution articulated in The Communist Manifesto and Capital became the theoretical foundations of the working class and socialist movements.

“Men make their own history, but they do not make it as they please; they do not make it under self-selected circumstances, but under circumstances existing already, given and transmitted from the past. The tradition of all dead generations weighs like a nightmare on the brains of the living. And just as they seem to be occupied with revolutionizing themselves and things, creating something that did not exist before, precisely in such epochs of revolutionary crisis they anxiously conjure up the spirits of the past to their service, borrowing from them names, battle slogans, and costumes in order to present this new scene in world history in time-honored disguise and borrowed language.”