Nomination archive


Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize
Year:1920
Number:3 - 1
 
Nominee:
Name:Léon Victor Auguste Bourgeois
Gender:M
Year, Birth:1851
Year, Death:1925
Profession:Senator. President of the Council of the League of Nations
City:Paris
Country:FRANCE (FR)
Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 1920
 
Motivation:Bourgeois headed the French delegation to The Hague Peace Conferences in 1899 and 1907, where he promoted cooperation among nations. Member of the peace group of the French parliament. He was a member of the Permanent Court of Justice at the Hague from 1903. Bourgeois was among the initiators of the League of Nations and was appointed France's representative to the League in 1919, where he was elected president of the council. Bourgeois was an ardent spokesman for disarmament, international law and obligatory arbitration.
 
Nominator:
Name:Charles Robert Richet
Gender:M
Year, Birth:1850
Year, Death:1935
Profession:Professor. Member of the Commission of the Permanent International Peace Bureau
City:Paris
Country:FRANCE (FR)
 
 

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