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Aleksandr Herzen (1812–1870)

Herzen, Aleksandr (hert’sen). A Russian journalist, novelist, and political writer; born in Moscow, March 25, 1812; died in Paris, Jan. 21, 1870. For his outspoken liberal ideas he was imprisoned, and subsequently banished to Viatka and Vladimir. In 1851 he settled in London and started the weekly paper Kólokol (The Alarm Bell), exposing countless abuses of the Russian Government. Among his publications (many of which are written in English, French, and German) are: ‘Dilettanteism in Science’ (1842); ‘The Development of Revolutionary Ideas in Russia’ (1851); ‘Imprisonment and Exile.’ In fiction, under the pseudonym of “Iskandar,” he issued: ‘Doctor Krupov’ (1847); ‘Whose Fault Is It?’ (1847); ‘Interrupted Tales’ (1854).