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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
7th December 1980 Chelsea footballer John Terry was born in Barking.
7th December 1889 Gilbert and Sullivans Gondoliers, premieres in London
7th December 1811 The first Ratcliff Murders occur; of Tim & Celia & Tim Jr Marr at 29 Ratcliff Highway.
7th December 1783 The Theatre Royal first opened in Covent Garden.
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