Nomination Database

Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize
Year:1904
Number:5 - 2
 
Nominee 1:
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)
 
Nominee 2:
Name:Fredrik Bajer
Gender:M
Year, Birth:1837
Year, Death:1922
Profession:Veteran peace worker. Member of the Council of the Inter-Parliamentary Union and the Commission of the Peace Bureau.
City:Copenhagen
Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 1908
 
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. Bajer promoted Nordic neutrality and brotherhood. He was one of the initiators and founders of the Permanent International Peace Bureau, and he was the first president of the Peace Bureau. Bajer was also member of the council of the Inter-Parliamentary Union. He organized peace work both in Denmark and internationally, both popular peace movements and parliamentary peace work. Bajer was Scandinavia's most prominent peace advocate.
 
Nominator:
Name:Baroness Bertha Sophie F von Suttner
Gender:F
Year, Birth:1843
Year, Death:1914
Profession:Author. Member of the Commission of the Permanent International Peace Bureau.
City:Vienna
Country:AUSTRIA (AT)
 
Comments: Suttner suggested Chevalier E. Descamps alternatively together with Fredrik Bajer.