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in Peace, 1901-1956

Year: 1926
Number: 2-1
   
Nominee:  
Edvard Benes
M
1884
1948
Doctor of Law. Foreign minister (1918-1935). Prime minister (1921-1922).
Prague
CZ (CZECH REPUBLIC)
   
Motivation: Benes was nominated for his contribution to Czech independence and for developing an international organization based on the Covenant of the League of Nations. In Paris he and Masaryk formed a propaganda organization that eventually became a Czechoslovak provisional government. With the collapse of Austria-Hungary in November 1918, a new Czechoslovak state was quickly formed. Benes became Foreign Minister of the new government. Benes contributed to the preparation of the Geneva Protocol, the basis for the negotiations in Locarno.
   
Nominator:
 
Frede Castberg
M
Advisor to the Norwegian Nobel Committee.
Oslo
Oslo
NO (NORWAY)
   
Evaluation:
   
Evaluator 1:  
Frede Castberg
M
   
Comment: Castberg principally suggested that the reserved prize for 1925 was divided between Chamberlain and Briand, and that the prize for 1926 was divided between Luther and Stresemann.
If this was not agreed upon by the Committee, he wished to nominate Benes.
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