Nomination archive

Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize
Number:7 - 4
Nominee 1:
Name:Charles Albert Gobat
Year, Birth:1843
Year, Death:1914
Profession:Lawyer, legislator, administrator. Secretary general of the Inter-Parliamentary Union.
Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 1902
Nominee 2:
Name:Élie Ducommun
Year, Birth:1833
Year, Death:1906
Profession:Veteran peace advocate. Honorary secretary of the Permanent International Peace Bureau.
Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 1902
Motivation:Gobat was secretary-general of the Inter-Parliamentary Union. He was one of the leading administrators in the peace movement. Ducommun was the unpaid leader of the Permanent International Peace Bureau, and his work was therefore closely connected to it. He actively started working for peace in 1867 when he participated at the foundation of Ligue de la Paix et de la Liberté. Ducommun advocated a pragmatic and practical approach to peace work, and he promoted international arbitration.
Name:John Theodor Lund
Year, Birth:1842
Year, Death:1913
Profession:Member of the Norwegian parliament. Member of the Nobel Committee (1901-1913).
Country:NORWAY (NO)
Comments: Lund suggested to divide the prize between the two candidates.

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