Nomination Database

Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize
Year:1902
Number:5 - 2
 
Nominee:
Name:Chevalier Edouard Eugène F Descamps
Gender:M
Year, Birth:1847
Year, Death:1933
Profession:Professor of International Law
University:Louvain
City:Leuven (Louvain Löwen)
Country:BELGIUM (BE)
 
Motivation:Descamps was nominated for his inter-parliamentary peace work. President of the sixth Inter-Parliamentary Peace Conference in Brussels in 1895, and Belgian delegate to the peace conference at The Hague in 1899. He was elected Secretary General of the Institute of International Law in 1900. Descamps wrote significant works on neutrality and disarmament, and he also contributed to the abolitionist movement.
 
Nominator:
Name:Baron Clemens von Pirquet
Gender:M
Profession:Physician. Member of the Council of the Inter-Parliamentary Union
City:Vienna
Country:AUSTRIA (AT)
 
Comments: Pirquet also nominated Cremer, Suttner and Gobat. Pirquet orginated a skin test for tubercolosis that bears his name. Descamps was included on the shortlist but no new evaluation was requested.