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Arnoldson, Klas Pontus

Born: 1844 AD
Died: 1916 AD, at 71 years of age.

Nationality: Swedish
Categories: Diplomat

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1844 - Born on October 27th in Göteborg, Sweden. The politician who figured prominently in solving the problems of the Norwegian-Swedish Union.

1871 - Arnoldson became a railway clerk and rose to stationmaster but then left the railway to devote himself entirely to politics.

1881 - He was elected to the Riksdag, the Swedish parliament.

1883 - Arnoldson supported the neutrality of the Nordic countries and helped to found the Swedish Association for Peace and Conciliation.

1890 - Arnoldson made use of all his powers, including his gift for inspiring oratory, in an attempt to shape public opinion in both countries in favour of a peaceful settlement.

1905 - He saw the result of his work in the mutually agreed dissolution of the union.

1908 - He was the co-winner (with Fredrik Bajer) of the Nobel Prize for Peace.

1916 - Died on February 20th in Stockholm.

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