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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
20th January 1883 Betram Home Ramsay, Dunkirk Naval Strategist, was born in London.
20th January 1843 Born today: Pierre-Paul Cambon, French diplomat (Madrid, Constantinople, London)
20th January 1779 Actor David Garrick sadly passed away at The Adelphi buildings.
20th January 1382 King Richard II of England was married to Anne of Bohemia in Westminster Abbey.
20th January 1265 First English Parliament summoned by non-royal command (The Earl of Leicester) met in Westminster Hall.
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