Nomination Archive

Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize
Number:5 - 2
Nominee 1:
Name:Ferdinand Edouard Buisson
Year, Birth:1841
Year, Death:1932
Profession:Former professor and education administrator. Legislator. President of the French Human Rights League.
Country:FRANCE (FR)
Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 1927
Nominee 2:
Name:Ludwig Quidde
Year, Birth:1858
Year, Death:1941
Profession:Veteran peace leader. Historian. Journalist. Chairman of the German Peace Society.
Country:GERMANY (DE)
Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 1927
Motivation:Buisson attended several peace conferences, including the Geneva Conference in 1867 that had great influence on the development of the idea of peace. He promoted reconciliation and rapprochement between peoples, a matter of great importance considering the strained relationship between France and Germany. Buisson was founder and president of the League of Human Rights (Ligue des Droits de l'Homme). Quidde joined the German Peace Society in 1892 (chairman 1914-1929), and in 1894 he founded a peace association in Munich. He was a prominent advocate of peace and pacifism. From 1907 to 1919 Quidde was a liberal member of the Bavarian parliament and member of the Inter-Parliamentary Union. In 1919 he joined the Democratic Party and from 1919 to 1920 he served as a member of the National Assembly. He denounced the German war-guilt clause of the Versailles Treaty and he opposed the revival of German militarism. He was chairman of the German Peace Cartel 1921-29. Quidde advocated German admittance to the League of Nations.
Name:Hellmut von Gerlach
Year, Birth:1866
Year, Death:1935
Profession:Journalist. Member of the Commission of the Permanent International Peace Bureau.
Country:GERMANY (DE)
Comments: The Prize for 1927 was equally divided between Ferdinand Buisson and Ludwig Quidde.

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