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

Year: 1914
Number: 13-1
   
Nominee:  
Tomás Garrigue Masaryk
M
1850
1937
Professor of Philosophy. Member of the Austrian parliament
Prague
Prague
CZ (CZECH REPUBLIC)
   
Motivation: Masaryk promoted humanism, ethics, and pacifism. Czech nationalist working to improve the relations between Czechs and Germans both within and outside Bohemia. He took active part of the conflict between Austria-Hungary and Serbia in the trial against 53 alleged Serbian traitors in 1908. He fought to defend the Slav peoples against Austrian-Hungarian imperialism and in 1912, when a war between the the double monarchy and Serbia seemed inevitable, he successfully acted as mediator.
   
Nominators:
 
Fr. Drtina
V. Novosny
M
Professors of Philosophy
Prague
Prague
CZ (CZECH REPUBLIC)
   
Evaluation: No
   
Comment: Masaryk was on the short list but no new evaluation was requested.

The Czech Republic was at the time part of Austria-Hungary.
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