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Engels, Friedrich

(1820–95). Founder with K. H. Marx* of Marxian socialism.* From pietistic Ger. family; lost faith at age 21; in Eng. 1842–44; there became acquainted with industry and the proletariat; explained socialism in the light of a universal dialectical* materialism. Ed. and pub. vols. II and III of K. H. Marx, Das Kapital. Works include Herrn Eugen Dührings Urnwälzung der Wissenschaft (also called Anti-Dühring); Ludwig Feuerbach und der Ausgang der klassischen deutschen Philosophie; Der Ursprung der Familie, des Privateigenthums und des Staats; introductions to many works of Marx.

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