Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Kropotkin, Peter Alexievich, Prince

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KROPOTKIN, PETER ALEXIEVICH, PRINCE, a Russian scientist; born in Moscow, Dec. 9, 1842. He was in the Russian army for a time. Charged with anarchist affiliations, he was imprisoned two years in Russia, escaped, founded the anarchist paper, “La Révolté,” in Geneva (1879), and after being expelled from Switzerland in 1881, commenced a crusade against the Russian Government in the English and French press. He was imprisoned in France from 1883 to 1886. He lectured in various parts of the world; is the author of “To Young People”; “Words of a Revolutionist”; “In Russian and French Prisons”; “In Search of Bread”; and pamphlets on nihilistic subjects; and his contributions on modern scientific subjects to the leading reviews were numerous and interesting. He died in 1921.