Key, Ellen

Key, Ellen

▪ Swedish writer
in full  Ellen Karolina Sofia Key 
born December 11, 1849, Sundsholm, Sweden
died April 25, 1926, Strand
 Swedish feminist (women's movement) and writer whose advanced ideas on sex, love and marriage, and moral conduct had wide influence; she was called the “Pallas of Sweden.”

      Key was born the daughter of the landowner and politician Emil Key (1822–92). Family misfortune obliged her to take up teaching in Stockholm in the late 1870s, and for the next 20 years she also lectured at the workers' institute there. Barnets århundrade (1900; The Century of the Child, 1909) made her world famous. This book and numerous other publications concerning the issues of marriage, motherhood, and family life were translated into many languages. In 1903 she started lecture tours abroad, particularly in Germany. She also propagated her ideas through an enormous correspondence, and many young authors were influenced by her. Her liberal and radical opinions in most fields of cultural life, and especially on love and marriage, led to controversy.

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