Frederick Engels

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  • Frederick Engels /Born November 28, 1820/Death August 5, 1895

    Frederick Engels /Born November 28, 1820/Death August 5, 1895
    Frederick Engels was born in Barmen, Prussia, what is now Wuppertal, Germany on November 28, 1820. He was born into a wealthy family of strict Protestant faith and moderate liberal views. His father owned a successful textile factory and though their relationship was strained he ends up financially supporting Frederick Engels throughout most his life. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0w9Z502xqE
  • Frederick Engels /Born November 28, 1820/Death August 5, 1895

    Frederick Engels /Born November 28, 1820/Death August 5, 1895
    Frederick Engels is sent to Manchester by his parents to work at the family business. It is here that he will meet his lover, Mary Burns, and began to develop his more radical views. Mary Burns will show him the dirty and tragic side of England and though Mary and Engels will never wed they have a long and influential relationship.
  • Frederick Engels meets Karl Marx in Paris…

    Frederick Engels meets Karl Marx in Paris…
    Frederick Engels meets Karl Marx in Paris. They developed a close lifelong friendship and Engels would become a primer benefactor to Marx, ensuring that Marx could complete his life his work.
  • Frederick Engels /Born November 28, 1820/Death August 5, 1895

    Frederick Engels /Born November 28, 1820/Death August 5, 1895
    Manifesto of the Communist Party by Carl Marx and Frederick Engels is published. This was a controversy text and would go on to changes the lives of millions of people. The poetical landscape of Europe and its satellite nation was forever changed by this radical ideology. “An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.”(Engels) ENGELS, FREDERICK MARX KARL. MANIFESTO OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY. BLURB, 1848.
  • Frederick Engels /Born November 28, 1820/Death August 5, 1895

    Frederick Engels /Born November 28, 1820/Death August 5, 1895
    Mary dies in London, in a letter Engels wrote to Marx he says “Last night she went to bed early, and when at midnight Lizzie went upstairs, she had already died. Quite suddenly. Heart disease or stroke. I received the news this morning, on Monday evening she was still quite well. I can’t tell you how I feel. The poor girl loved me with all her heart.”
  • Frederick Engels /Born November 28, 1820/Death August 5, 1895

    Frederick Engels /Born November 28, 1820/Death August 5, 1895
    Karl Marx dies in London on March 14, 1883, of pleurisy. After the death of his longtime friend, Engels spend most of his remaining year’s translation and completing Marx’s work and became the premier authority on Marx and Marxism.
    “The state is nothing but an instrument of oppression of one class by another - no less so in a democratic republic than in a monarchy” (Engels 1891)
  • Frederick Engels /Born November 28, 1820/Death August 5, 1895

    Frederick Engels /Born November 28, 1820/Death August 5, 1895
    Frederick Engels dies on August 5, 1895, of laryngeal cancer in London at age 74. Frederick Engels was a great German philosopher, a communist, and a social scientist. He wrote over a dozen books and co-wrote many more, having a great influence on the political and social landscape worldwide. His close and long-running friendship with Karl Marx cannot be overlooked and the effects and abuse of their work should never be forgotten. "Freedom is the recognition of necessity". (Engels)