Nomination archive


Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize
Year:1908
Number:2 - 3
 
Nominee 1:
Name:Klas Pontus Arnoldson
Gender:M
Year, Birth:1844
Year, Death:1916
Profession:Veteran peace activist. Author, orator and peace society leader.
City:Helsingborg
Country:SWEDEN (SE)
Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 1908
 
Nominee 2:
Name:Fredrik Bajer
Gender:M
Year, Birth:1837
Year, Death:1922
Profession:Veteran peace worker. Member of the Council of the Inter-Parliamentary Union and the Commission of the Peace Bureau.
University:University of Copenhagen
Country:DENMARK (DK)
Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 1908
 
Motivation:Arnoldson was one of the founders of the Swedish Peace and Arbitration Society, and he carried on a vigorous campaign for arbitration in his writings. He produced substantial works on religion and peace. When Norway began agitation for more equality with Sweden, Arnoldson supported Norway's position. In 1905, when Norway and Sweden came close to a military conflict over the dissolution of the union, Arnoldson stressed the importance of a peaceful solution. He also advocated permanent Nordic neutrality. Bajer promoted Nordic neutrality and brotherhood. He was one of the initiators and founders of the Permanent International Peace Bureau, and he was the first president of the Peace Bureau. Bajer was also member of the council of the Inter-Parliamentary Union. He organized peace work both in Denmark and internationally, both popular peace movements and parliamentary peace work. Bajer was Scandinavia's most prominent peace advocate.
 
Nominator:
Name:Halvdan Koht
Gender:M
Year, Birth:1873
Year, Death:1965
Profession:Professor of History. Advisor to the Norwegian Nobel Committee.
University:Kristiania University
City:Kristiania (now Oslo)
Country:NORWAY (NO)
 
Comments: The nominator suggested that the prize should be equally divided between the two candidates.
 

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