“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Stockholm in Stockholm County, Södermanland Province, Sweden — Northern Europe (Scandinavia)

August Blanche

August Blanche Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 9, 2017
1. August Blanche Marker
August Blanche
Dog i denna byggnad
30 November 1868

[English translation:]
August Blanche died in this building, November 30, 1868.
Location. 59° 20.039′ N, 18° 3.673′ E. Marker is in Stockholm, Södermanland Province, in Stockholm County. Marker is on Drottninggatan just north of Bryggargatan, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Drottninggatan 59, Stockholm, Södermanland Province 111 21, Sweden.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Varuhuset PUB / PUB Department Store (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Warodellska Huset / The Warodell House (about 180 meters away); Konserthuset / The Concert Hall (about 180 meters away); Svenska Fotbollförbundet / Swedish Football Association (about 210 meters away); Centralposthuset / The Central Post Office (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Centrumhuset / Center Building (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); A Park and Gardens (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Första Cirkusföreställningen i Sverige / The First Circus in Sweden (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stockholm.
Also see . . .  August Blanche (Wikipedia)
August Blanche Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 9, 2017
2. August Blanche Marker - Wide View
. August Blanche (September 17, 1811 – November 30, 1868) was a Swedish journalist, novelist, and socialist politician....August Theodor Blanche was born in Stockholm, Sweden, the illegitimate child of a servant girl and a priest. His mother eventually married Johan Jacob Blanck, a blacksmith and the boy took his stepfather's name. A brilliant student, in 1838 he obtained a law degree and for a time, worked as a civil servant until taking up journalism. In the early 1840s, he began writing plays for the theater as well as translating plays from foreign languages into Swedish. By the middle of the decade, he was writing novels and short stories of intrigue, all of which met with a great deal of success....An activist, in 1859 Blanche was elected to the Swedish Parliament where he served until 1866. He died of unknown causes two years later, on 30 November 1868, on the way to participate in the unveiling of the statue of King Charles the XII, which he had lobbied for....August Blanche is interred in the Norra begravningsplatsen in Stockholm. (Submitted on July 16, 2017.) 
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