Alexander Herzen citations
Date de naissance: 25. mars 1812
Date de décès: 9. janvier 1870
Autres noms:Alexandr Ivanovič Herzen,Alexander Ivanovič Gercen
Aleksandr Ivanovich Herzen was a Russian writer and thinker known as the "father of Russian socialism" and one of the main fathers of agrarian populism . With his writings, many composed while exiled in London, he attempted to influence the situation in Russia, contributing to a political climate that lead to the emancipation of the serfs in 1861. He published the important social novel Who is to Blame? . His autobiography, My Past and Thoughts , is often considered the best specimen of that genre in Russian literature.