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The Nomination Database for the
Nobel Peace Prize, 1901-1956

Year Nominator Nominee(s) Motivation  
1903 Trueblood The Peace Society Show »
1904 Trueblood Darby Darby was secretary of the English Peace Society. He wrote and published literature on peace, international law and arbitration, and he attended several peace congresses. Show »
1905 Trueblood The American Peace Society The American Peace Society was the oldest peace movement in the world (founded 1815). It had published and circulated numerous books, pamphlets and leaflets, in the endeavour to transform and develop public opinion. The Society advocated peace, international law and arbitration. Show »
1911 Mead Smiley Smiley initiated the Lake Mohonk Conferences on International Arbitration. Show »
1914 Trueblood Umfrid Umfried was chairman of the Stuttgart Peace Society and vice-president of the German Peace Society. He worked hard to change the attitude of the German evangelical clergy towards peace. He wrote and published numerous articles on peace. His major work was "Europa den Europäern. Politische Ketzereien". Show »
1916 Mead Angell (Lane) Angell was nominated for his book "The Great Illusion" (1910). He claimed that it was an illusion that war could be profitable to a nation, and he also maintained that this illusion was going to lead Europe into a state of war. Angell also wrote "America and The New World-State" (1912). Show »
1919 Andrews Wilson Wilson advocated international law and arbitration. In January 1917 he had made an unsuccessful attempt to persuade the belligerents to end the war, calling for a "peace without victory". After the USA had entered the war, Wilson outlined his view on a post-war settlement through his "Fourteen points". These became the guiding principles for the Paris Peace Conference (1919-20), and included the establishment of the League of Nations. However, Wilson failed to obtain ratification of the Treaty of Versailles, and the USA did not join the League of Nations. Show »
1923 Andrews Harding President Harding had initiated the Washington Conference on Limitation of Armaments. The treaties on disarmament at sea adopted by the conference were later ratified by the US Senate. The nominator emphasized the treaties' importance in order to prevent war in Asia. Show »
1933 Andrews Angell (Lane) Angell advocated peace, pacifism and international understanding. He had written "The Great Illusion" (1910), in which he claimed that it was an illusion that war could be profitable to a nation, and he maintained that this illusion was going to lead Europe into a state of war. Angell also wrote "America and The New World-State"(1912), "The World's Highway" (1916) and several other works. "The Unseen Assassins" (1932) described nationalism as the greatest threat to world peace. Show »
1948 Balch Gandhi Gandhi advocated racial, social and political peace, and he was "a living incarnation of the ideal of peace itself" while leading the Indian nationalist movement in a non-violent struggle against British rule. Show »
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