28 June 2015

Karl Marx 5.5.1983

The stamp shows Karl Marx with his book 'Das Kapital'. The first day cover depicts the Monument of Karl Marx in High gate Cemetery, London.

Karl Marx (5 May 1818 – 14 March 1883) was a philosopher, economist, sociologist, journalist, and revolutionary socialist. Born in Germany, he later became stateless and spent much of his life in London in the United Kingdom. Marx's work in economics laid the basis for much of the current understanding of labour and its relation to capital, and subsequent economic thought. He published numerous books during his lifetime, the most notable being The Communist Manifesto (1848) and Das Kapital (1867–1894).

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