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Engels, Friedrich (1820–1895)
Michael Joseph Francisconi
Friedrich Engels was born November 28, 1820. Engels's father was a wealthy German entrepreneur. In his early 20s, he moved to Manchester, England, to supervise the family cotton factory. While managing the plant, Engels was shaken by the poverty of his workers. This became the data for his book Condition of the Working Classes in England (1844). He also became associated with the Chartist, an English working-class movement for political and economic reforms. In 1844, in Paris, Engels became part of a radical journal Franco-German Annals , which was edited by Karl Marx; the two men became close friends. Together they wrote The Holy Family and German Ideology . On January 25, 1845, Marx was deported from France for radical activities. Engels and Marx from then on would always be seen as part of a larger European community of revolutionaries. Marx, together with Engels, moved to Belgium. With Engels's financial ...