Nomination archive

Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize
Number:13 - 5
Nominee 1:
Name:Hodgson Pratt
Year, Birth:1824
Year, Death:1907
Profession:Honorary president of the Permanent International Peace Bureau.
Nominee 2:
Name:Fredrik Bajer
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 3:
Name:Ernesto Teodoro Moneta
Year, Birth:1833
Year, Death:1918
Profession:Editor and journalist. President of the Lombard League of Peace/ leader of the Italian peace movement.
Country:ITALY (IT)
Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 1907
Motivation:Pratt was nominated for his effort to promote peace and arbitration. He contributed to the founding of the Permanent International Peace Bureau in 1891 and he was a member of its commission (until 1904). Pratt founded and presided over the International Arbitration and Peace Association. 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. Moneta became active in the peace movement in 1870. In 1878 he helped establish the League of Liberty, Brotherhood and Peace in Milan. In 1887 he helped to found the Society for International Peace and Justice, and the Lombard Union for International Peace and Understanding, of which he became president. Moneta regularly attended international peace congresses, and from 1895 onwards he was a member of the Permanent Interntional Peace Bureau. He actively worked to establish better understanding between countries on the verge of conflict, especially through arbitration. He was also editor of the journal "La Vita Internazionale".
Name:Henri Marie La Fontaine
Year, Birth:1854
Year, Death:1943
Profession:Member of the Commission of the Permanent International Peace Bureau.
University:Free University of Brussels
Country:BELGIUM (BE)
Comments: Hodgson Pratt died in February 1907. La Fontaine also suggested the Permanent International Peace Bureau in case the prize was awarded an institution.