Friedrich EngelsWriter / Philosopher
Born: 28 November 1820
Died: 5 August 1895 (cancer)
Birthplace: Barmen, Germany
Best known as: Karl Marx's collaborator and editor
Friedrich Engels moved from Germany to England in 1842, where he worked as a manager in a factory. In 1845 he published The Condition of the Working Class in England, which suggested that the poor working class would only benefit if they fought for socialism. Engels had met Karl Marx in 1844 and together they wrote the Communist Manifesto, predicting ultimate victory for the proletariat. After 1848 Engels returned to England and financially supported Marx, whose works he also edited and translated.
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