Nomination archive


Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize
Year:1902
Number:20 - 1
 
Nominee 1:
Name:Baroness Bertha Sophie F von Suttner
Gender:F
Year, Birth:1843
Year, Death:1914
Profession:Author. Vice president of the Permanent International Peace Bureau.
City:Vienna
Country:AUSTRIA (AT)
Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 1905
 
Nominee 2:
Name:Élie Ducommun
Gender:M
Year, Birth:1833
Year, Death:1906
Profession:Veteran peace advocate. Honorary secretary of the Permanent International Peace Bureau.
Country:SWITZERLAND (CH)
Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 1902
 
Motivation:Suttner was the author of the novel "Die Waffen nieder" (Lay Down Your Arms), the most important antiwar novel of the period. She was the founder and president of the Austrian Peace Society (1891), and she contributed to the foundation of the Permanent International Peace Bureau (1891). Suttner was nominated for her contribution to the international peace movement. Ducommun was the unpaid leader of the Permanent International Peace Bureau, and his work was therefore closely connected to it. He actively started working for peace in 1867 when he participated at the foundation of Ligue de la Paix et de la Liberté. Ducommun advocated a pragmatic and practical approach to peace work, and he promoted international 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.
City:Paris
Country:FRANCE (FR)
 
Comments: d'Estournelles de Constant also mentioned Ducommun as a candidate for the Peace Prize, but Suttner was his primary choice.
 

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