Nomination archive


Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize
Year:1901
Number:26 - 7
 
Nominee:
Name:Baroness Bertha Sophie F von Suttner
Gender:F
Year, Birth:1843
Year, Death:1914
Profession:Member of the Commission of the Permanent International Peace Bureau.
City:Vienna
Country:AUSTRIA (AT)
Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 1905
 
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.
 
Nominator:
Name:Ritter Wladimir von Gniewosz-Olexow
Gender:M
Profession:Member of the Council of the Inter-Parliamentary Union.
City:Vienna
Country:AUSTRIA (AT)
 
Comments: Gniewosz-Olexow wanted the Norwegian Nobel Committee to bestow an honorary peace award on Czar Nikolai II of Russia for his initiative that resulted in the 1899 Hague Peace Conference. In addition, Gniewosz-Olexow wished that the Nobel Committee would divide the prize money between some worthy peace workers, namely William Randall Cremer, Chevalier Descamps, Frédéric Passy and Bertha von Suttner.
 

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