Lars Johan Hierta

To most Swedes Lars Johan Hierta is best known for founding the tabloid newspaper Aftonbladet. Few people probably know that he also started the Liljeholmens stearin factory. Hierta was born 1801 in Uppsala and during his 71 years long life he was also a book publisher and a politician. His sideburns can be seen in Munkbron in the Old town of Stockholm. They are curly in a nonchalant way but still rather discreet. Anders Adermark has taken the photo of Christian Eriksson's staty raised 1927.

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