Klas Pontus Arnoldson

Klas Pontus Arnoldson

[ahr-nld-suhn; Sw. ahr-noold-sawn]
Arnoldson, Klas Pontus, 1844-1916, Swedish journalist and peace advocate. His untiring efforts for peace were rewarded by the 1908 Nobel Peace Prize, which he shared with Fredrik Bajer. A book he wrote on world peace (1900) was widely read. As a member (1882-87) of the Swedish Riksdag, he introduced a motion for permanent neutrality. In the union crisis in 1905, he opposed war with Norway. He founded several societies devoted to peace.
Klas Pontus Arnoldson (October 27, 1844February 20, 1916) was a Swedish author, journalist, politician, and committed pacifist who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1908. He was a founding member and the first chairman of the Swedish Peace and Arbitration Society.

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