Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

Karl Heinrich Marx (5 May 1818–14 March 1883) was a German revolutionary, sociologist, historian, and economist. In 1848, he published (with Friedrich Engels) The Communist Manifesto, a landmark text in the history of the socialist movement. His three-volume book, Das Kapital, on which spells out the theory of the capitalist system and its dynamics, along with his other influential writings, form the basis of Marxism. Friedrich Engels (28 November 1820–5 August 1895) was a German socialist philosopher and intellectual who closely collaborated with Karl Marx in the foundation of modern communism. He co-authored The Communist Manifesto (1848) with Marx and edited the second and third volumes of Das Kapital after Marx’s death. Engels’ works include The Condition of the Working Class in England, The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State and several polemical articles