Klas Pontus Arnoldson

Klas Pontus Arnoldson
Born (1844-10-27)27 October 1844
Gothenburg, Sweden
Died 20 February 1916(1916-02-20) (aged 71)
Stockholm, Sweden

Klas Pontus Arnoldson (27 October 1844 20 February 1916) was a Swedish author, journalist, politician, and committed pacifist who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1908 with Fredrik Bajer. He was a founding member of the Swedish Peace and Arbitration Society[1] and a Member of Parliament in the second Chamber of 1882-1887.

Early life

Arnoldson became the railway clerk and rose to the post of stationmaster in the year 1871 to 1881. He left the railways and devoted entirely into politics. In 1881, he was elected to the riksdag, the swedish parliament.


He used all his powers, to shape the public opinion of both the countries of norway and sweden.In favour of peaceful settlement. He also wrote journalistic pieces[Is world peace possible,religion in the light of research,the hope of the centuries.]


  1. Kerry Walters; Robin Jarrell (2013). Blessed Peacemakers: 365 Extraordinary People Who Changed the World. Wipf and Stock Publishers. p. 300. ISBN 978-1-60899-248-5.

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