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

Year: 1903
Number: 3-1
   
Nominee 1:  
Fredrik Bajer
M
1837
1922
Veteran peace worker. Member of the Council of the Inter-Parliamentary Union and the Commission of the Peace Bureau.
Copenhagen
DK (DENMARK)
Pea 1908 »
   
Nominee 2:  
Baroness Bertha Sophie F von Suttner
F
1843
1914
Author. Vice president of the Permanent International Peace Bureau.
Vienna
AT (AUSTRIA)
Pea 1905 »
   
Motivation: Bajer promoted Nordic neutrality and brotherhood. He was one of the initiators and founders of the Permanent International Peace Bureau, and he was the first president of the Peace Bureau. Bajer was also member of the council of the Inter-Parliamentary Union. He organized peace work both in Denmark and internationally, both popular peace movements and parliamentary peace work. Bajer was Scandinavia's most prominent peace advocate.
Suttner was the author of the novel "Die Waffen nieder" (Lay Down Your Arms), the most important antiwar novel of the period. She was the founder and president of the Austrian Peace Society (1891), and she contributed to the foundation of the Permanent International Peace Bureau (1891). Suttner was nominated for her contribution to the international peace movement.
   
Nominator:
 
Henri Marie La Fontaine
M
Member of the Belgian parliament
Brussels
BE (BELGIUM)
   
Evaluation:
   
Evaluator 1:  
Christian Lous Lange
M
   
Comment: The nominator suggested a divided prize between the two candidates.
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