Karl Marx was the greatest thinker and philosopher of his time. His
views on life and the social structure of his time revolutionized the way
in which people think. He created an opportunity for the lower class to
rise above the aristocrats and failed due to the creation of the middle
class. Despite this failure, he was still a great political leader and set
the basis of Communism in Russia. His life contributed to the way people
think today, and because of him people are more open to suggestion and are
quicker to create ideas on political issues.
Karl Heinrich Marx was born May 5th, 1818 in Trier. Although he had
three other siblings, all sisters, he was the favorite child to his father,
Heinrich. His mother, a Dutch Jewess named Henrietta Pressburg, had no
interest in Karl's intellectual side during his life. His father was a
Jewish lawyer, and before his death in 1838, converted his family to
Christianity to preserve his job with the Prussian state....