Karl Pontus Arnoldson

Karl Pontus Arnoldson

Birth
Göteborg, Göteborgs kommun, Västra Götalands län, Sweden
Death 20 Feb 1916 (aged 71)
Stockholm, Stockholms kommun, Stockholms län, Sweden
Burial Solna, Solna kommun, Stockholms län, Sweden
Plot Section Kv 21C, grave 1054 -10614
Memorial ID 8892 · View Source
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Nobel Peace Prize Laurate. Born in Gothenburg, Sweden, he was a journalist, pacifist and proponent of Scandinavian unity. He was a liberal in theology, familiar with the humanistic tenets of religious movements originating in the 19th Century in Great Britain and the United States. With his liberal political philosophy, principle of democracy and individualism, he was elected a member of the Swedish Parliament, serving (1882-87). He also was the founder and first president of the Swedish Peace Association. In 1908, he was jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize with colleague Fredrik Bajer for their Swedish Peace and Arbitration Society the world's largest peace organization. He also wrote polemical fiction books, putting his pacifist message into novelistic and dramatist form. He died of a heart attack at age 72 in Stockholm, Sweden.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Karl Pontus Arnoldson (27 Oct 1844–20 Feb 1916), Find a Grave Memorial no. 8892, citing Norra Begravningsplatsen, Solna, Solna kommun, Stockholms län, Sweden ; Maintained by Find A Grave .