Well, to make a long story short, Karl Marx was Jewish!
Since Karl Marx's mother was Jewish, and in Judaism one's religion is based on one's mother's religion, then that makes him also Jewish. His father was not Jewish.
Karl Marx (who's full birth name was Karl Heinrich Marx) was born on 5 May 1818 in Trier, Kingdom of Prussia, German Confederation.
Marx's work in economics laid the basis for the current understanding of labour and its relation to capital, and has influenced much of 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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