Nomination archive


Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize
Year:1926
Number:19 - 8
 
Nominee 1:
Name:Ludwig Quidde
Gender:M
Year, Birth:1858
Year, Death:1941
Profession:Veteran peace leader. Historian. Journalist. Chairman of the German Peace Society.
City:Munich
Country:GERMANY (DE)
Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 1927
 
Nominee 2:
Name: The Inter-Parliamentary Union
City:Geneva
Country:SWITZERLAND (CH)
 
Motivation:Quidde joined the German Peace Society in 1892 (chairman 1914-1929), and in 1894 he founded a peace association in Munich. He was a prominent advocate of peace and pacifism. From 1907 to 1919 Quidde was a liberal member of the Bavarian parliament and member of the Inter-Parliamentary Union. In 1919 he joined the Democratic Party and from 1919 to 1920 he served as a member of the National Assembly. He denounced the German war-guilt clause of the Versailles Treaty and he opposed the revival of German militarism. He was chairman of the German Peace Cartel 1921-29. Quidde advocated German admittance to the League of Nations. The Inter-Parliamentary Union promoted peace and contributed to the development and enforcement of international law and arbitration. The Union organized annual inter-parliamentary conferences to discuss possible solutions to international problems that could be handled by the League of Nations. It promoted parliamentary control of foreign affairs and reduction of armaments.
 
Nominator:
Name: The Swedish Inter-Parliamentary Group (Axel Theodor Adelswärd)
Gender:M
Profession:Members of parliament (Chairman of the Swedish Inter-Parliamentary Group)
City:Stockholm
Country:SWEDEN (SE)
 
Comments: The nomination was made by Adelswärd (Chairman of the Swedish Inter-Parliamentary Group) on behalf of the Swedish Inter-Parliamentary Group. The group had decided to nominate the Inter-Parliamentary Union after taking a vote on whether they should nominate the Union or Quidde. The Inter-Parliamentary Union was also on the short list, but no new evaluation was requested.
 

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