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Tomb of Karl Heinrich Marx (1818–1883)
Tomb of Karl Heinrich Marx (1818–1883)
Tomb of Karl Heinrich Marx (1818–1883)
Tomb of Karl Heinrich Marx (1818–1883)
Tomb of Karl Heinrich Marx (1818–1883)
Tomb of Karl Heinrich Marx (1818–1883)
Tomb of Karl Heinrich Marx (1818–1883)
Tomb of Karl Heinrich Marx (1818–1883)
Tomb of Karl Heinrich Marx (1818–1883)
Tomb of Karl Heinrich Marx (1818–1883)

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Political philospher Karl Marx came to London in 1849 as a political exile. He died in 1883 and was interred in Highgate Cemetery. His body was moved in 1954, originally buried 100 yards to the south. The Cornish granite base was carved at De Lank quarry by Robert Armstrong, a resident of St Tudy, Cornwall.
Title

Tomb of Karl Heinrich Marx (1818–1883)

Date

1956

Medium

marble, bronze & granite

Accession number

N6_CRH_S155

Acquisition method

commissioned by the Marx Memorial Fund, set up by the Communist Party

Work type

Tomb or mausoleum

Owner

Highgate Cemetery

Custodian

Highgate Cemetery

Work status

extant

Listing status

Grade I (England and Wales)

Listing date

14/05/74

Access

time restrictions apply

Inscription description

front of plinth, in incised, gold-painted letters: WORKERS OF ALL LANDS / UNITE / KARL MARX / THE PHILOSOPHERS HAVE ONLY / INTERPRETED THE WORLD IN / VARIOUS WAYS – THE POINT / HOWEVER IS TO CHANGE IT

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Located at

Highgate Cemetery (East), Swain's Lane, Highgate

N6 6PJ