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Jenny Von Westphalen

Jenny Von Westphalen Biography

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ABOUT
Wife of the socialist philosopher Karl Marx. She published Short Sketch of an Eventful Life (1865–1866) and several other works.
BEFORE FAME
She was born into a prominent Prussian family.

FAMILY LIFE
She had seven children with Karl Marx.
ASSOCIATED WITH
Her husband's ideals were adapted by Vladimir Ilyich Lenin as the basis for Russia's Communist government.
TRIVIA
The well-known German poet Heinrich Heine was a friend of her family.

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