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Paul Lafargue


Born: 16 June 1842 Died: 26 November 1911

Country of origin: Cuba


Description: Paul Lafargue (June 16, 1842 โ€“ November 26, 1911) was a French revolutionary Marxist socialist journalist, literary critic, political writer and activist; he was Karl Marx's son-in-law, having married his second daughter Laura. His best known work is The Right to Be Lazy. Born in Cuba to French and Creole parents, Lafargue spent most of his life in France, with periods in England and Spain. At the age of 69, he and Laura died together in a suicide pact. Lafargue was the subject of a famous quotation by Karl Marx. Shortly before Marx died in 1883, he wrote a letter to Lafargue and the French Workers' Party leader Jules Gues ... (more)
Tags: Socialist (1), Journalist (1), Marxist (1), Born 1842 (1), Died 1911 (1)
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