Karl Heinrich Marx was born in the year 1818 in Trier, in the Kingdom of Prussia's Province of the Lower Rhine. We're used to seeing portraits and photos of Marx with a heavy beard. But he started writing seriously around the time he transferred from the University of Bonn to the University of Berlin in the late 1830s. So here is a picture of him in those days: you will find it widely used by scholars today in connection with articles on Marx's early writings.

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