Axel Danielsson

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Axel Danielsson

Axel Danielsson (15 December 1863 – 30 December 1899) was a Swedish socialist agitator, journalist and writer, born in Värmland. He was a prominent leader of the early Swedish Social Democratic Party. Danielsson retranslated Karl Marx's Communist Manifesto into Swedish in 1886.

Danielsson faced legal charges of blasphemy for a controversial article published in Hjalmar Branting's Social-Demokraten: the legal process culminated in the conviction of both men. Imprisoned in 1888, Danielsson celebrated the event by composing a pamphlet on the labour theory of value while serving out his sentence.[1] During his imprisonment, his paper was managed by his fiancee, Elma Danielsson.

Danielsson died in Germany.


  1. ^ Steedman, Ian (1995). Socialism and Marginalism in Economics: 1870-1930. Routledge. p. 105. ISBN 0-415-13079-4. 

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