Nomination archive

Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize
Number:27 - 3
Nominee 1:
Name: The Inter-Parliamentary Union
Nominee 2:
Name:Carl Albert Lindhagen
Year, Birth:1860
Year, Death:1946
Profession:Mayor of Stockholm. Member of the Swedish parliament 1897-1917, 1919-1940.
Country:SWEDEN (SE)
Nominee 3:
Name:Ludwig Quidde
Year, Birth:1858
Year, Death:1941
Profession:Veteran peace leader. Historian. Journalist. Chairman of the German Peace Society.
Country:GERMANY (DE)
Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 1927
Motivation:The Inter-Parliamentary Union promoted peace and contributed to the development and enforcement of international law and arbitration. The Union organized annual inter-parliamentary conferences to discuss possible solutions to international problems that could be handled by the League of Nations. It promoted parliamentary control of foreign affairs and reduction of armaments. Lindhagen supported female suffrage and social reform, and he advocated disarmament and international co-operation based on international law. He actively worked for a joint Scandiavian effort to promote international civil law. Lindhagen was a prominent member of the radical peace movement. Quidde joined the German Peace Society in 1892 (chairman 1914-1929), and in 1894 he founded a peace association in Munich. He was a prominent advocate of peace and pacifism. From 1907 to 1919 Quidde was a liberal member of the Bavarian parliament and member of the Inter-Parliamentary Union. In 1919 he joined the Democratic Party and from 1919 to 1920 he served as a member of the National Assembly. He denounced the German war-guilt clause of the Versailles Treaty and he opposed the revival of German militarism. He was chairman of the German Peace Cartel 1921-29. Quidde advocated German admittance to the League of Nations.
Name:Axel Theodor Adelswärd
Year, Birth:1860
Year, Death:1929
Profession:President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union. Member of the Swedish parliament.
Country:SWEDEN (SE)
Comments: Lindhagen was one of legal advisor to the Alfred Nobel estate; in effect he became an associate executor. He also drafted the Nobel Foundation Charter in 1899. The nomination was made by Adelswärd (Chairman of the Swedish Inter-Parliamentary Group) on behalf of the Swedish Inter-Parliamentary Group. The Inter-Parliamentary Union was also on the short list, but no new evaluation was requested.

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