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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th January 1899 Born today: Nevil Shute [Norway], London, novelist (On the Beach, Town Like Alice)
17th January 1886 Born today: Ronald Firbank, London, novelist (Flower Beneath the Foot)
17th January 1775 R B Sheridan's Rivals, premieres in London
17th January 1670 Highwayman Claude Duval found guilty of 6 robberies and sentenced to death.
Karl Marx Resting Place
This is the tomb of revolutionary philosopher Karl Marx.
Location: Highgate Cemetery, Highgate, London
Description: This magnificent grave and tomb of Karl Marx is a Grade I listed building. He was laid to rest here on Saturday, March 17th 1883, in the same grave as his wife, Jenny, who had been buried 15 months earlier.
In his final years, the hugely influential revolutionary thinker and philosopher was in creative and physical decline.
He spent much time at health spas and was deeply distressed by the death of his wife, in 1881, and one of his daughters.
Tagged in this Tour: The London Karl Marx Tour