Nomination Database

Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize
Number:16 - 4
Name:Henri Marie La Fontaine
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
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. In 1912 he presided over the Geneva peace conference.
Name:Baron Carl Carlson Bonde
Profession:Chairman of the Swedish Inter-Parliamentary Group.
Country:SWEDEN (SE)
Comments: Bonde nominated La Fontaine on behalf of the Swedish Inter-Parliamentary Group