Marx, Laura (1845–1911)

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Marx, Laura (1845–1911)

Daughter of Karl and Jenny Marx. Name variations: Laura Lafargue. Born Jenny Laura Marx (all of the Marx daughters carried the name "Jenny") in 1845; committed suicide in 1911 (her husband died by his own hand that same year); dau. of Jenny von Westphalen Marx (1814–1881) and Karl Marx (1818–1883, philosopher, economist and sociologist who wrote The Communist Manifesto; sister of Jenny Marx (1844–1883) and Eleanor Marx-Aveling (1855–1898); m. Paul Lafargue (1842–1911); children: 3, all died as infants.

See also Ronald Florence, Marx's Daughters (Dial, 1975); and Women in World History.