Henry George vs Karl Marx

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Economist, Politician, Writer
Economist, Philosopher
Net worth 2018
Intellectuals & Academics
Industry
Sociologists
Philadelphia
Residence
Trier
United States
Country
German, Prussian
02/09/1839
BirthDay
05/05/1818
October 29, 1897
Died On
March 14, 1883
Episcopal Academy
Education
Humboldt University of Berlin, University of Bonn, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena
NET WORTH STATISTIC
TIMELINE
1933

Even in 1933, the book had wider distribution than any other book on political economy

1897

At his memorial service on October 30, 1897 an estimated 100,000 people came to pay their respect at Grand Central Palace while an equal number of people were held outside by the police due to lack of space

1890

In 1890s, the book sold several million copies, helping to set off ‘The Progressive Era’ in the USA, concurrently extending his influence in countries like the United Kingdom, Australia, Denmark, and New Zealand

1879

Henry George is best remembered for his 1879 book, ‘Progress and Poverty: An Inquiry into the Cause of Industrial Depressions and of Increase of Want with Increase of Wealth: The Remedy’

1861

Since her guardians did not approve of the match they eloped sometime in late 1861 and got married

1860

In October 1860, while he was still struggling in San Francisco, Henry George met Annie Corsina Fox, a seventeen year old orphaned girl from Sydney, living under the guardianship of her grandmother

1858

Traveling down the Delaware River, they went round the southernmost tip of South America to reach San Francisco on May 27, 1858

1857

On December 22, 1857, he bid goodbye to his loved ones and set sail on Shubrick

1856

When he returned in June 1856, his father found him employment as a type setter for $2 a week with the largest publishing house in Philadelphia, a position he joined in September 1856

1855

Sometime now, he became interested in sea and in April 1855, set sail as a foremast boy on Hindoo, a ship bound for Australia and India, with his father’s permission

1849

A year later in 1849, he was enrolled at Episcopal Academy

1839

Henry George was born on September 2, 1839 in Philadelphia

1881

He was shattered by the death of his wife on December 2, 1881 and the death of his eldest daughter on January 11, 1883

1848

The first of Karl Marx’s important works was ‘The Communist Manifesto’, published in 1848 which is recognized as one of the ‘world’s most influential political manuscripts’

1843

Karl Marx married Jenny in a Protestant church in Kreuznach on June 19, 1843