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

Year: 1901
Number: 17-4
   
Nominee:  
Czar Nikolai II of Russia
1868
1918
St. Petersburg
RU (RUSSIAN FEDERATION)
   
Motivation: Nikolai II initiated the First Hague Peace Conference in 1899. The czar's intention was to seek agreements to limit armaments and the financial burden of excessive armament, and to improve the prospects of peaceful settlement of international conflicts and to codify the laws of war.
   
Nominator:
 
The Austrian Inter-Parliamentary Group (Pirquet)
M
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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