In 1830, Marx began school at the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Gymnasium, a Jesuit foundation that had become a respectable high school with a liberal headmaster. While in high school, Marx was known as a bully and acted more as a leader to the students than as a close friend. His grades were not good in history, nor were they good in French or math. Marx, however, did earn excellent grades in Greek, Latin, and German. (The Portable Karl Marx (The Viking Portable Library 1983)
In 1835, Marx graduated from high school and fell in love with Jenny von Westphalen the daughter of a powerful politician. The couple was secretly engaged in the summer of 1836, but, because of their conflicting ancestries, their families would not allow the wedding to commence for seven years. (The Portable Karl Marx (The Viking Portable Library 1983)
After the couples engagement, Marx was enrolled into the University... [continues]
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