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England. London. Visitors at the grave of Karl Marx in Highgate cemetery (East Cemetery). Highgate Cemetery is a place of burial in north London. It is divided into two parts, named the East and West cemetery. Karl Marx (5 May 1818 – 14 March 1883) was a Prussian-born philosopher, economist, political theorist, sociologist, journalist, and revolutionary socialist. Born in Trier to a middle-class family, he later studied political economy and Hegelian philosophy. As an adult, Marx became stateless and spent much of his life in London, England, where he continued to develop his thought in collaboration with German thinker Friedrich Engels and published various works, the most well-known being the 1848 pamphlet The Communist Manifesto. His work has since influenced subsequent intellectual, economic, and political history. The most famous burial in the Highgate cemetery (East Cemetery) is arguably that of Karl Marx, whose tomb was the site of attempted bombings on 2 September 1965 and in 1970. London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom. 22.3.1997 © 1997 Didier Ruef