Friedrich Engels

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Frederich Engels

Friedrich Engels, 1820-1895. He was born in Germany to rich industrial parents and never complete his high school education. In 1842 he moved to Manchester where his father owned a cotton mill. He began his interest in radical politics by 1845 writing a pamphlet called The Condition of the Working Class in England. After becoming close friends with Karl Marx, which lasted their lifetimes, he helped write The Communist Manifesto. After Marx moved to England, Engels supported him and his family during a long active political life fighting within the German and English working class struggles. He was active in the First International and died on 5th August 1895 of old age.

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