Nomination archive

Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize
Number:17 - 3
Name: Czar Nikolai II of Russia
Year, Birth:1868
Year, Death:1918
Profession:Czar of Russia
City:St Petersburg
Motivation:Nikolai II initiated the First Hague Peace Conference in 1899. The czar's intention was to seek agreements to limit armaments and the financial burden of excessive armament, and to improve the prospects of peaceful settlement of international conflicts and to codify the laws of war.
Name:Count Nigra
Profession:Former Italian ambassador to Austria. Sentator.
Country:ITALY (IT)
Comments: Nigra wanted the Norwegian Nobel Committee to bestow an honorary peace award on Czar Nikolai II of Russia for his initiative that resulted in the 1899 Hague Peace Conference. In addition, Nigra wished that the Nobel Committee would divide the prize money between some worthy peace workers, namely Frédéric Passy, Bertha von Suttner and Jean de Bloch.

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