Nomination archive


Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize
Year:1901
Number:1 - 1
 
Nominee 1:
Name:Fredrik Bajer
Gender:M
Year, Birth:1837
Year, Death:1922
Profession:Veteran peace worker. Member of the Council of the Inter-Parliamentary Union and the Commission of the Peace Bureau.
Country:DENMARK (DK)
Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 1908
 
Nominee 2:
Name:Frédéric Passy
Gender:M
Year, Birth:1822
Year, Death:1912
Profession:Pioneer peace worker. Organizer of peace societies and congresses. Co-founder of the Interparliamentary Union.
City:Neuilly-sur-Seine
Country:FRANCE (FR)
Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 1901
 
Motivation:Bajer promoted Nordic neutrality and brotherhood. He was one of the initiators and founders of the Permanent International Peace Bureau, and he was the first president of the Peace Bureau. Bajer was also member of the council of the Inter-Parliamentary Union. He organized peace work both in Denmark and internationally, both popular peace movements and parliamentary peace work. Bajer was Scandinavia's most prominent peace advocate. Passy's career as a peace worker began in 1856 with his opposition to the Crimean War. In 1867 he founded the first French peace society (Ligue internationale et permanente de la paix). Passy promoted free trade, pacifism, international law and arbitration. As a member of parliament (1881-1889), Passy also contributed to the founding of the Inter-Parliamentary Union.
 
Nominator:
Name:Sofus Høgsbro
Gender:M
Profession:Chairman of the Danish Parliament
City:Copenhagen
Country:DENMARK (DK)
 
Comments: Høgsbro nominated Bajer and Passy on behalf of the Danish Inter-Parliamentary Group.
 

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