Marx/Engels Internet Archive: Biography


Marx/Engels Biography
and Archives of Family Members


Karl Marx:

Karl Marx
    from M.I.A. Glossary
Biographical overview (until 1869)
    by F. Engels (1869)
Karl Marx
    by F. Engels (1877)
The Death of Karl Marx
    by F. Engels, various articles (1883)
Marx and the Neue Rheinische Zeitung (1848-49)
    by F. Engels (1884)
Biography of Marx
    by F. Engels (1892)
On the love between Jenny and Karl Marx
    by Eleanor Marx (his daughter; 1897-98)
Karl Marx
    by Eleanor Marx (his daughter; June 1883)
Karl Marx: Biographical Memoirs
    by Wilhelm Liebknecht 1896
Karl Marx: Brief Biographical Sketch with Exposition of Marxism
    by V.I. Lenin (1914)
Karl Marx: His Life and Works
    by Otto Rühle (1928)
Karl Marx: His Life and Work
    Progress Publishers
Karl Marx. A Life (excerpt)
    by Francis Wheen (2002)
Marx’s “Confession”, 1865
See also the Letters of Jenny Marx

Recollections of Marx’s Literary Interests:

Biographical Notes on Marx’s Literary Interests
    by Eleanor Marx-Aveling
Small Traits of Marx’s Great Character
    by Franzisca Kugelmann
From Reminiscences of the First International
    by Anselmo Lorenzo

Frederick Engels:

Biographical Article
    by Marx (1880)
Biographical Article
    by V. I. Lenin (1895)
Engels’ “Confession”, 1868
Encyclopedia Article
    Handwörterbuch der Staatswissenschaften (1892)
Encyclopedia Article
    Brockhaus' Konversations-Lexikon (1893)

Recollections of Engels’s Literary Interests:

My Acquaintance with Engels
    by N S Rusanov
from Reminiscences
    by Fanni Kravchinskaya


Various media Interviews on both Engels and Marx
    (1871 - 1893)
Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels: An Intro
    A book by David Riazanov (1927)
Recollections on Marx and Engels
    by Mikhail Bakunin (1871)

Family of Marx and Engels

Jenny von Westphalen
    (Jenny Marx) – wife of Karl Marx
Edgar von Westphalen
    Brother of Jenny
Jenny Marx
    Daughter – Various Articles by her
Laura Marx
Eleanor Marx
Charles Longuet
    Husband of Jenny Marx
Jean Longuet (Johnny)
    Son of Jenny, Marx's daughter
Paul Lafargue
    Husband of Laura Marx
Edward Aveling
    Husband of Eleanor Marx
Helene Demuth
    Family friend and maid