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London Borough of Camden in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

Alexander Herzen

 
 
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 16, 2018
1. Alexander Herzen Marker
Inscription.
Alexander
HERZEN
1812-1870
operated the
Free Russian
Press
from this building
1854-1856

 
Erected 2013 by Marchmont Association.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Marchmont Association Plaques marker series.
 
Location. 51° 31.601′ N, 0° 7.454′ W. Marker is in London Borough of Camden, England, in Greater London County. Marker is at the intersection of Judd Street and Leigh Street when traveling north on Judd Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 61 Judd Street, London Borough of Camden, England WC1H 9QT, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dr Alphonse Normandy (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Sir Rowland Hill (about 120 meters away); Stella & Fanny (about 120 meters away); Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Shelley (about 120 meters away); Mark Ashton (about 150 meters away); John Cartwright (about 150 meters away); William Empson (about 180 meters away); Lenin (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London Borough of Camden.
 
More about this marker. The Marchmont Association website indicates
Alexander Herzen Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 16, 2018
2. Alexander Herzen Marker - Wide View
that this marker was dedicated on June 26, 2013 by Dr. Sarah J. Young.
 
Also see . . .
1. Alexander Herzen (Wikipedia). " Aleksandr Ivanovich Herzen (Russian: Алекса́ндр Ива́нович Ге́рцен; April 6 [O.S. 25 March] 1812 – January 21 [O.S. 9 January] 1870) was a Russian writer and thinker known as the "father of Russian socialism" and one of the main fathers of agrarian populism (being an ideological ancestor of the Narodniki, Socialist-Revolutionaries, Trudoviks and the agrarian American Populist Party). With his writings, many composed while exiled in London, he attempted to influence the situation in Russia, contributing to a political climate that led to the emancipation of the serfs in 1861. He published the important social novel Who is to Blame? (1845–46). His autobiography, My Past and Thoughts (written 1852–1870), is often considered the best specimen of that genre in Russian literature." (Submitted on April 24, 2018.) 

2. Free Russian Press (Wikipedia). "The Free Russian Press (Russian: Вольная русская типография,
<i>Alexander Herzen</i> image. Click for full size.
Published by the Liberty Group (courtesy of the Special Collections Library, Univ. of Michigan), circa 1904
3. Alexander Herzen
also: Вольная русская книгопечатня) was a printing company and a publishing house launched in 1853 in London by Alexander Hertzen with a view to becoming the 'uncensored voice of free Russia'." (Submitted on April 24, 2018.) 
 
Additional keywords. King's Cross
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicCommunicationsPolitics
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 24, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 24, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 24, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.   3. submitted on April 24, 2018.
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