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Alexander Herzen

Person  Male  Born 6/4/1812  Died 21/1/1870

“Father of Russian socialism”.    Born Moscow into a land-owning family.   Had a number of run-ins with the authorities and emigrated for good in 1847.  Baron Rothschild assisted him in keeping his own assets.  He spent time in France, Italy and Switzerland, arriving in London in 1852, where he stayed until 1864.   Socialist political writer.  He worked for the freeing of the Russian serfs, which happened in 1861.  While in London he founded the Free Russian Press and published The Polar Star and The Bell.  He attracted many other Russian intellectuals to London.  Died in Paris.

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Alexander Herzen, 1812 - 1870, operated the Free Russian Press from this buil...

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