Nomination archive


Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize
Year:1919
Number:2 - 2
 
Nominee 1:
Name:Léon Victor Auguste Bourgeois
Gender:M
Year, Birth:1851
Year, Death:1925
Profession:Member of the French senate. Former Cabinet Minister.
City:Paris
Country:FRANCE (FR)
Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 1920
 
Nominee 2:
Name: Albert I
Gender:M
Year, Birth:1875
Year, Death:1934
Profession:King of Belgium (1909-34).
City:Brussels
Country:BELGIUM (BE)
 
Motivation:Bourgeois headed the French delegation to The Hague Peace Conferences in 1899 and 1907, where he promoted cooperation among nations. Member of the peace group of the French parliament. He became associated with the Permanent Court of Justice at the Hague in 1903. Bourgeois was one of the initiators of the League of Nations and became the French representative to the League in 1919. Bourgeois advocated disarmament, international law and obligatory arbitration. Albert I was nominated for his national sacrifice in order to uphold the idea of international law during World War I.
 
Nominator:
Name:Charles Lyon-Caen
Gender:M
Profession:Professor of Law. Member of the Institute of International Law.
University:Sorbonne
City:Paris
Country:FRANCE (FR)
 
 

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