Karl Marx – Died in London on 14 March 1883

Posted on March 14th, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

Karl Heinrich Marx, author of ‘The Communist Manifesto’ and ‘Capital’, died in London on 14 March 1883.

newspaper report about the death of karl marx|To mark the day, here is a newspaper report of his death, and also a report on his funeral and burial at Highgate Cemetery.

We do wonder about the story regarding Marx and Engels almost dying in the Tay Bridge Disaster in 1879.

The story goes that they had planned to travel on the ill-fated train while on a lecture tour in Scotland, but one of them (or both of them) caught a cold, so they changed their travel plans.

It might just be an urban myth, this story. But if anybody has any definite information about this story, please leave a comment on the blog.
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Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser – Tuesday 20 March 1883
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Morning Post – Saturday 17 March 1883
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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000174/18830317/036/0005

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