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City of Westminster in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

Karl Marx

1818-1883

 
 
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 12, 2017
1. Karl Marx Marker
Inscription.
lived here
1851-56

 
Erected 1967 by Greater London Council.
 
Location. 51° 30.841′ N, 0° 7.962′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker is on Dean Street just north of Bateman Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 28 Dean Street, City of Westminster, England W1D 3RZ, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dr. Joseph Rogers (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. John Snow (within shouting distance of this marker); William Hazlitt (within shouting distance of this marker); Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Keith Moon (about 90 meters away); David Bowie (about 120 meters away); John Logie Baird (about 120 meters away); The 2i's Coffee Bar (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
 
More about this marker. The marker site between 2 windows some 10 meters above ground, and is easy to miss because of the minimal contrast between the plaque and its surroundings.
 
Also see . . .  Karl Marx (English Heritage)
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 12, 2017
2. Karl Marx Marker - Wide View
. "Karl Marx settled in London in 1849 and remained in the city until his death in 1883. He is commemorated with a blue plaque at 28 Dean Street in Soho, where he worked on the first volume of Das Kapital....Marx initially had only two rooms on the second floor of the house – a bedroom at the back used by the whole family and a front room which served as a kitchen and living room – but he later rented a third room for use as a study. The whole ensemble was described by Jenny Marx as ‘the evil frightful rooms which encompassed all our joy and all our pain’. Despite the cramped conditions, Marx was politically active: friends and fellow radicals and refugees who visited number 28 included Wilhelm Wolff, Ernst Dronke and Ernest Jones....He was also busy writing the first volume of his most famous work, Das Kapital (1867), regularly carrying out research at the library of the British Museum. In September 1856, with the help of Engels and an inheritance received by Jenny, Marx finally left Dean Street and moved to Kentish Town, where he remained until his death. " (Submitted on October 21, 2017.) 
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
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Image courtesy of the Library of Congress
3. Karl Marx
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 21, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 84 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 21, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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