Nomination archive


Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize
Year:1911
Number:11 - 1
 
Nominee 1:
Name:Friedrich Wilhelm Förster
Gender:M
Year, Birth:1869
Year, Death:1966
Profession:Professor of Mathematics
City:Berlin
Country:GERMANY (DE)
 
Nominee 2:
Name:Léon Victor Auguste Bourgeois
Gender:M
Year, Birth:1851
Year, Death:1925
Profession:Senator (1905-1923). Former cabinet minister.
City:Paris
Country:FRANCE (FR)
Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 1920
 
Motivation:Förster produced numerous scientific works and promoted ethics, peace and international arbitration. He was aiming to improve the relations between France and Germany. Förster initiated the first international "race congress" in London in 1911. Bourgeois was chairman of the French delegation to the Peace Conferences at The Hague 1899 and 1907. He was a member of the French parliament's peace group, and he was a proponent of international law and arbitration.
 
Nominator:
Name:Paul Henri Benjamin Balluet d`Estournelles de Constant (Baron de Constant de Rébecque)
Gender:M
Year, Birth:1852
Year, Death:1924
Profession:Member of the French parliament. Nobel Peace Prize laureate 1909.
City:Paris
Country:FRANCE (FR)
 
Comments: Bourgeois was also on the short list, but no new evaluation was requested.
 

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