Karl Heinrich Marx, one of the fathers of communism, was born on May 5, 1818 in Trier, Germany. He was educated at a variety of German colleges, including the University of Jena. He was an editor of socialist periodicals and a key figure in the Working Mans Association. Marx co-wrote his best-known work, The Communist Manifesto (1848), with his friend, Friedrich Engels. Marxs most important work, however, may be Das Kapital (1867), an analysis of the economics of capitalism. He died on March 14, 1883 in London, England.