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Christian upbringing

Marx was born on May 5, 1818, in Trier, Germany. At the time Trier was part of Prussia—a powerful military empire and monarchy of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries (Prussia became part of the German empire in 1871). Marx’s father, Heinrich Marx, was Jewish by birth but had disavowed his religion because of strong anti-Jewish sentiment at that time in Europe. The year before Karl was born, his father became part of the Evangelical Established Church.

Marx was baptized at the age of six and attended a Christian primary school. In high school Marx excelled at language and literature. (As an adult Marx was versed in French, Latin, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Scandinavian, Russian, and English—as well as his native tongue, German). He also paid close attention to his religious studies and embraced Christianity. Marx finished high school at age seventeen, the youngest in...

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