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Carl Jonas Love Almqvist

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Carl Jonas Love Almqvist (Sweden, 1793 - Germany, 1866), was a romantic poet, feminist, realist, composer, social critic and traveler. Some of his views may be considered surprisingly modern; for example his thoughts about the equality of men and women would be considered radical even by modern standards.

He wrote many books and poems. Some dealt with his radical views on society and politics. These books caused the church and state to condemn him and call him a dangerous revolutionary. However, he still maintained influence with his writings, and he is counted as one of the foremost Swedish social reformers of the 19th century.

He was accused of having tried to murder a shady business acquaintance with arsenic. He fled to the United States, where he spent most of his last years. There he took a new identity and married, and lived a life of obscurity in self-imposed exile. In 1865 he returned to Europe, took another identity and died in Germany the following year.de:Carl Jonas Love Almqvist gl:Carl Jonas Love Almqvist nl:Carl Jonas Love Almqvist no:Carl Jonas Love Almqvist sv:Carl Jonas Love Almqvist

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