Nomination Database

Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize
Year:1902
Number:5 - 3
 
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:Baroness Bertha Sophie F von Suttner
Gender:F
Year, Birth:1843
Year, Death:1914
Profession:Author. Vice president of the Permanent International Peace Bureau.
City:Vienna
Country:AUSTRIA (AT)
Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 1905
 
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. Suttner was the author of the novel "Die Waffen nieder" (Lay Down Your Arms), the most important antiwar novel of the period. She was the founder and president of the Austrian Peace Society (1891), and she contributed to the foundation of the Permanent International Peace Bureau (1891). Suttner was nominated for her contribution to the international peace movement.
 
Nominator:
Name:Heinrich Lammasch
Gender:M
Year, Birth:1853
Year, Death:1920
Profession:Professor of Law. Pacifist. Member of the Institute of International Law
University:Vienna
City:Vienna
Country:AUSTRIA (AT)
 
Comments: Lammasch suggested a division of the prize between the two candidates. Descamps was included on the short list, but no new evaluation was requested.