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Sophie Salomon Elkan
Birth: Jan. 3, 1853
Death: Apr. 5, 1921

Author. She spent most of her life in Gothenburg, Sweden, and much of her fiction is set there. Elkan is best-known for her historical novels "John Hall" (1899), 1904-1906 "Konungen" ("The King", 1904 to 1906), about the Swedish King Gustav IV, "Anckarström" (1910) about the man who killed King Gustav III. Elkan also wrote short stories and travel books. She was a close friend of and travel companion to Selma Lagerlöf, with whom she was secretly in love. She is the subject of a 2001 biography, "Sophie Elkan", by Eva Helena Ulvroos. A selection of Selma Lagerlöf's letters to Sophie Elkan were published 1993.  (bio by: Birgit Jacobsson) 
 
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Gamla begravningsplatsen Svingeln (Old Cemetery)
Göteborg
Göteborgs kommun
Västra Götalands län, Sweden
 
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Originally Created by: Birgit Jacobsson
Record added: Sep 24, 2006
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Sophie <i>Salomon</i> Elkan
Added by: Birgit Jacobsson
 
Sophie <i>Salomon</i> Elkan
Added by: Birgit Jacobsson
 
Sophie <i>Salomon</i> Elkan
Added by: Birgit Jacobsson
 
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