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

Year: 1901
Number: 26-6
   
Nominee:  
Baroness Bertha Sophie F von Suttner
F
1843
1914
Member of the Commission of the Permanent International Peace Bureau.
Vienna
AT (AUSTRIA)
Pea 1905 »
   
Motivation: 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:
 
The Austrian Inter-Parliamentary Group (Pirquet)
Members of parliament
Vienna
AT (AUSTRIA)
   
Evaluation: No
   
Comment: Pirquet wanted the Norwegian Nobel Committee to bestow an honorary peace award on Czar Nikolai II of Russia for his initiative that resulted in the 1899 Hague Peace Conference. In addition, Pirquet wished that the Nobel Committee would divide the prize money between some worthy peace workers, namely William Randall Cremer, Chevalier Descamps, Frédéric Passy and Bertha von Suttner.
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