Jump to Rothschild agent in Prussia and Britain? - One of Marx's grandparents wasNanette Salomon Barent-Cohen, from a wealthy Amsterdam family; her cousin had married Nathan Mayer Rothschild and bore Lionel Nathan Rothschild, pretended "baron" and Member of Parliament for the City of London.
Karl Heinrich Marx was born in Trier, Kingdom of Prussia on 5 May 1818, an Ashkenazi Jew, to Hirschel Mordechai and Henriette Pressburg. Marx's Jewish name is Chaim Hirschel Mordechai. Marx descended from Talmudic rabbis; his paternal ancestors had provided rabbis of Trier since 1723, a post last held by his grandfather. During the Napoleonic War of the Sixth Coalition, Hirschel Mordechai was in contact with theGrand Orient de France and in 1813 became a freemason, joining their Loge L'Ètoile anséatique (The Hanseatic Star) in Osnabrück. After the war, he feined conversion to Lutheranism as a means to better infiltrate Prussian society. He pretended to be an "assimilated" bourgeoisEnlightenment liberal, interested in "free thought" and was wealthy, owning some Moselle vineyards.
One of Marx's grandparents was Nanette Salomon Barent-Cohen, from a wealthy Amsterdam family; her cousin had married Nathan Mayer Rothschild and bore Lionel Nathan Rothschild, pretended "baron" and Member of Parliament for the City of London. Aside from Marx being a cousin of the Rothschild family, during his lifetime others associated with his Barent-Cohen side had married into fellow international Jewish financial dynasties, through Joseph Sebag-Montefiore and Montagu Samuel. He was also related to Hannah Rothschild on both her paternal and maternal side; the Jewess who married Lowland Scots liberal Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Archibald Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery. Marx and the poet Heinrich Heine✡ were also third cousins; Simon Michel✡ (died 1719) was their common great-grandfather. The two men were in contact during their lives; Heine was known to have recieved funding from Rothschild.