“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Copenhagen in Københavns Kommune, Region Hovedstaden, Denmark

Louis Pio

Louis Pio Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 20, 2018
1. Louis Pio Marker
Aftenen før
slaget på fælleden
5. maj 1872 talte Louis Pio,
grundlæggeren af den dankse
arbejderbevægelse, fra 2. sal i
dette hus til menneskemængden
i Lille Kirkstræde


(English translation:)

On May 5, 1872, on the evening before the Battle of the Commons, Louis Pio, the founder of the Danish labor movement, addressed the crowd in Lille Kirkstræde from the 2nd floor of this building.
Location. 55° 40.711′ N, 12° 34.867′ E. Marker is in Copenhagen, Region Hovedstaden, in Københavns Kommune. Marker is at the intersection of Lille Kirkestræde and Nikolaj Plads on Lille Kirkestræde. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Copenhagen, Region Hovedstaden 1067, Denmark. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dagbladet Politiken / The Politiken Newspaper (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); Tomb of the Unknown Concentration Camp Prisoner (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Norske Selskab / The Norwegian Society (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Han Christian Lumbye

Louis Pio Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 20, 2018
2. Louis Pio Marker - wide view
(approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Johan Herman Wessel (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); En historie for en omvej / A Story of a Detour (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Carl and J.C. Jacobsen (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); J.C. Jacobsen (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Copenhagen.
Also see . . .
1. Louis Pio (Wikipedia). "Louis Albert François Pio (1841–1894) was one of the principal founders of the organized worker's movement in Denmark, and the principal founder of the Danish Social Democratic Party....Pio is known for his tactical skill in employing strikes.... These tactics brought workers concrete gains in the form of higher wages, and were the primary reason for the rapid growth in membership achieved by the international worker's association for Denmark beginning in late 1871....On May 4, 1872 Pio, Brix, and Geleff were arrested for calling a public workers' meeting, in defiance of a government prohibition against such meetings. Widespread disturbances followed their arrest. Pio was sentenced to five years imprisonment. He was cultivated as a martyr by the socialist movement, and continued to write articles which were smuggled from prison and published in Socialisten. Released early, he reestablished himself as the movement's leader in 1875...." (Submitted on October 3, 2018.) 

2. Slaget på Fælleden (Wikipedia, in Danish). "The Battle of the Commons was a confrontation between a group of workers and the police at Nørrefælled in Copenhagen on May 5, 1872. The Battle for the Commons is the story of socialism and the formation of the Labor Party, Social Democratic Confederation, and the struggle for a fundamental political right, namely the right to vote." (Submitted on October 3, 2018.) 
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 3, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 47 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 3, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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