Friedrich engels portrait (cropped)

Timeline of Frederick Engels (1820-1895)

  • The Birth of Frederick Engles

    Frederick Engles was born November 28, 1820, in Barmen, Rhine province, Prussia (Germany). He was born the eldest son to Friedrich Engels Sr. (1796-1860) and Elisabeth "Elise" Franziska Maurita von Haar (1797-1873).
  • Early life of Frederick Engles

    At the age of 13 Engles attended a grammar school in the city of Elberfeld, Germany. Unfortunately, Engles had to leave school at the age of 17, due to his father wanting him to become a businessman and start working as an apprentice at the family firm. However, Engles went on to participate in revolutionary activities against his parent's wishes.
  • The meeting of Engels and Marx

    In Paris, 1842, Engels first met Karl Marx while he was publishing Deutsch–Französische Jahrbücher. A few years later on August 28, 1844, Engels met Marx for a second time at the Café de la Régence on the Place du Palais. Soon after this meeting, Marx and Engels went on to be close friends bonded by their interests in communism.
  • Frederick Engel's contribution to the Philosophy of Science

    Frederick Engels was a German philosopher and a communist. He was a close collaborator to Karl Marx. Helping Marx in the foundation of modern communism. Engels and Marx went on to coauthoring The Communist Manifesto together in 1848. The Communist Manifesto was written about their beliefs in creating one class of people to end the problems of struggles and continuous cycles of revolution between the different social classes.
  • The Death of Frederick Engels

    Frederick Engels died at the age of 74 in London, England on August 5, 1895. Engles passed away due to laryngeal cancer. After being cremated, his ashes were scattered off the coast of Beachy Head, near Eastbourne, England.