Nomination Database

Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize
Year:1912
Number:8 - 4
 
Nominee:
Name:Henri Marie La Fontaine
Gender:M
Year, Birth:1854
Year, Death:1943
Profession:Professor of International Law . Member of parliament (Senate). Member of the Permanent International Peace Bureau.
University:Free University of Brussels
City:Brussels
Country:BELGIUM (BE)
Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 1913
 
Motivation:La Fontaine was considered a true internationalist. He was president of the Commission of the Permanent International Peace Bureau and Secretary General for the Belgian Peace and Arbitration League. He also participated in the activities of the Inter-Parlimentary Union. Together with Paul Otlet he founded in 1907 the Union of International Associations.
 
Nominator:
Name:Alfred Hermann Fried
Gender:M
Year, Birth:1864
Year, Death:1921
Profession:Journalist. Member of the Commission of the Permanent International Peace Bureau. Nobel Peace Prize laureate 1911.
City:Vienna
Country:AUSTRIA (AT)
 
Comments: The nominator implied that the prize ought to be divided between La Fontaine and Kgl. Sächs. Institut f. Kultur und Universalgeschichte an der Univ. Leipzig.