Oscar Alin

Oscar Alin. From: Emil Hildebrand, Sveriges historia intill tjugonde seklet (1910).

Oscar Josef Alin (22 December 1846 31 December 1900) was a Swedish historian and politician.


Alin was born in Falun,[1] Sweden. In 1872 he completed his doctorate and became docent of political science, and in 1882 professor skytteanus of Government and Eloquence at Uppsala University.[1] As professor skytteanus he succeeded Vilhelm Erik Svedelius, whom he also followed in the inspectorship of the university's Västmanland-Dalarna Nation. In September 1888 he was elected a member of the first chamber of the Riksdag, where he attached himself to the conservative protectionist party, over which, from the first, he exercised great authority. He retired from the Riksdag in 1899 to become rector magnificus of the university, but died already at the end of the next year. It is as a historian that Alin is most remarkable. [1]


Among his numerous works the following are especially worthy of note:

He also edited Svenska riksdagsakter, 1521–1554 (Stockholm, 1887), in conjunction with Emil Hildebrand, and Sveriges grundlagar (Stockholm, 1892).[1]



 Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Alin, Oscar Josef". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 

External links

This article is issued from Wikipedia - version of the 2/9/2016. The text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike but additional terms may apply for the media files.