Nomination Database

Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize
Year:1913
Number:16 - 5
 
Nominee 1:
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
 
Nominee 2:
Name:Émile Arnaud
Gender:M
Year, Birth:1864
Year, Death:1921
Profession:Lawyer. Member of the Commission of the Permanent International Peace Bureau (vice president).
City:Luzarches
Country:FRANCE (FR)
 
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. Arnaud promoted international law, arbitration and pacifism both in France and in the international peace movement. President of "Ligue de la Paix et de la Liberté" and editor-in-chief of the journal "Les Etats Unis d'Europe" from 1891. Vice-president of the French delegation to several international peace conferences initiated by the International Peace Bureau.
 
Nominator:
Name:Gaston Moch
Gender:M
Year, Birth:1859
Year, Death:1935
Profession:Member of the Commission of the Permanent International Peace Bureau
City:Paris
Country:FRANCE (FR)
 
Comments: The nominator suggested a divided prize between the two candidates.