The Nobel Peace Prize 1901

Jean Henry Dunant

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Prize share: 1/2

Frédéric Passy

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Prize share: 1/2

The Nobel Peace Prize 1901 was divided equally between Jean Henry Dunant "for his humanitarian efforts to help wounded soldiers and create international understanding" and Frédéric Passy "for his lifelong work for international peace conferences, diplomacy and arbitration"

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