Meeting Engels In 1842 he was employed by the Neue Rheinische Zeitung newspaper in Cologne and became editor. Within a year, the newspaper had been shut down by the Prussian authorities because of one of Marx's articles. He moved to Paris, then the centre of socialism, and met the influential French socialist Pierre-Joseph Proudhon (1809-65) and the Russian anarchist Mikhail Bakunin (1814-76) (later to become his greatest enemy). He also met Friedrich Engels (1820-95) again.
When Engels introduced himself again in Paris, Marx welcomed him as an intellectual equal and political brother-in-arms.