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

Year: 1901
Number: 25-1
   
Nominee:  
William Thomas Stead
M
1849
1912
Journalist, author and publisher.
London
GB (UNITED KINGDOM)
   
Motivation: Stead promoted peace and international arbitration. He attended several peace conferences, including The Hague (1899) and Kristiania (1899). Stead instigated the so-called "Peace Crusade" in England and Scotland, and he published the journal "War against war". He believed that the best guarantee for world peace would be a peace treaty between Great Britain and Russia. Stead also agitated vigorously against the Boer War.
   
Nominator:
 
John Lund
M
Customs officer. Member of the Norwegian Nobel Committee (1897-1913)
NO (NORWAY)
   
Evaluation:
   
Evaluator 1:  
Christian Lous Lange
M
   
Comment: John Lund also nominated the Inter-Parliamentary Union and Albert Gobat.

Stead was a passenger on the British transatlantic liner Titanic when the ship struck an iceberg and sank in 1912, and he was one of the approximately 1,500 passengers who perished.
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