Benedictsson, Victoria (1850–1888)

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Benedictsson, Victoria (1850–1888)

Swedish novelist. Name variations: Victoria Benedictson; (pseudonym) Ernst Ahlgren. Born Victoria Maria Bruzelius in Skȧne, Sweden, Mar 6, 1850; committed suicide in Copenhagen, Denmark, July 22, 1888; dau. of Helena Sophia Finérus and Thure Bruzelius; m. Christian Benedictsson (postmaster), 1871; children: 2.

Under pseudonym Ernst Ahlgren, wrote gothic thrillers for a daily newspaper and began writing novels (1880s); kept a personal journal, published in 1978 as Stora Boken (The Big Book), which documents her friendship and romantic liaison with Danish critic Georg Brandes; writings include Från Skåne (From Skåne, 1884), Pengar (Money, 1885) and Fru Marianne (Mrs. Marianne, 1887).

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