Due to its links to active workers' movements, the International became a significant organisation.
Karl Marx became a leading figure in the International and a member of its General Council.
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The French Pierre-Joseph Proudhon is regarded as the first self-proclaimed anarchist, a label he adopted in his groundbreaking work What is Property? It is for this reason that some claim Proudhon as the founder of modern anarchist theory.
His aversion to the imposition of a rules-based society led him to denounce as a manifestation of the people's "mental enslavement" the foundations of law, property rights and even the institution of marriage.
He considered the basic foundations of society as constraining the natural development of individuals to use their powers of reasoning to arrive at a mutually beneficial method of social organisation.
There would be many revolutionaries of the early nineteenth century who contributed to the anarchist doctrines of the next generation, such as William Godwin and Wilhelm Weitling, but they did not use the word "anarchist" or "anarchism" in describing themselves or their beliefs.
Jesus is sometimes considered the first anarchist in the Christian anarchist tradition.