Nomination archive


Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize
Year:1926
Number:33 - 3
 
Nominee 1:
Name: The Inter-Parliamentary Union
City:Geneva
Country:SWITZERLAND (CH)
 
Nominee 2:
Name:Ludwig Quidde
Gender:M
Year, Birth:1858
Year, Death:1941
Profession:Veteran peace leader. Historian. Journalist. Chairman of the German Peace Society.
City:Munich
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. 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.
 
Nominator:
Name: The Swedish Inter-Parliamentary Group (Axel Theodor Adelswärd)
Gender:M
Profession:Members of parliament
City:Stockholm
Country:SWEDEN (SE)
 
Comments: The nomination was made by Adelswärd (Chairman of the Swedish Inter-Parliamentary Group) on behalf of the Swedish Inter-Parliamentary Group. The group had decided to nominate the Inter-Parliamentary Union after taking a vote on whether they should nominate the Union or Quidde. The Inter-Parliamentary Union was on the short list, but no new evaluation requested.
 

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