Nomination archive

Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize
Number:19 - 10
Name:Frédéric Passy
Year, Birth:1822
Year, Death:1912
Profession:Pioneer peace worker. Organizer of peace societies and congresses. Co-founder of the Inter-Parliamentary Union.
Country:FRANCE (FR)
Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 1901
Motivation:Passy's career as a peace worker began in 1856 with his opposition to the Crimean War. In 1867 he founded the first French peace society (Ligue internationale et permanente de la paix). Passy promoted free trade, pacifism, international law and arbitration. As a member of parliament (1881-1889), Passy also contributed to the founding of the Inter-Parliamentary Union.
Name:Henri Morel
Profession:Member of the Commission of the Permanent International Peace Bureau.
Comments: Morel nominated Elie Ducommun as his primary choice. Secondly he suggested a divided prize to Ducommun and the Permanent International Peace Bureau. As a third alternative he suggested giving the prize to both Ducommun and Passy.

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