Eleanor Marx


Died aged c. 43

Jenny Julia Eleanor Marx (16 January 1855 – 31 March 1898), sometimes called Eleanor Aveling and known to her family as Tussy, was the English-born youngest daughter of Karl Marx. She was herself a socialist activist who sometimes worked as a literary translator. In March 1898, after discovering that Edward Aveling, her partner and a prominent British Marxist, had secretly married a young actress in June of the previous year, she poisoned herself at the age of 43.

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Eleanor Marx 1855-1898 dedicated to the Labour Movement lived here 1873

6 Vernon Terrace, Brighton, United Kingdom where they lived (1873)

Eleanor Marx 1855-1898 Socialist Campaigner lived and died here

7 Jews Walk, Sydenham, London, United Kingdom where they lived -1898) and died (1898)

Hanbury Hall Built 1719 as a French Huguenot Church. Used by La Patente Church 1740 onwards. John Wesley preached here. 1787 it became a German Lutheran Church. Used by the Baptists then the United Free Methodists. Charles Dickens gave public readings here. 1887 Christ Church bought the building as its Church Hall. 1888 Annie Besant and Eleanor Marx-Aveling held the matchstick girls strike meetings here which helped to establish the British Trade Unions. Throughout its life this hall has served Church, community and nation.

22 Hanbury Street Spitalfields, London, United Kingdom where they was (1888)