Nomination Database

Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize
Year:1901
Number:19 - 7
 
Nominee:
Name:Frédéric Passy
Gender:M
Year, Birth:1822
Year, Death:1912
Profession:Pioneer peace worker. Organizer of peace societies and congresses. Co-founder of the Inter-Parliamentary Union.
City:Neuilly-sur-Seine
Country:FRANCE (FR)
Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 1901
 
Motivation:Passy's career as a peace worker began in 1856 with his opposition to the Crimean War. In 1867 he founded the first French peace society (Ligue internationale et permanente de la paix). Passy promoted free trade, pacifism, international law and arbitration. As a member of parliament (1881-1889), Passy also contributed to the founding of the Inter-Parliamentary Union.
 
Nominator:
Name:Henri Marie La Fontaine
Gender:M
Year, Birth:1854
Year, Death:1943
Profession:Member of the Commission of the Permanent International Peace Bureau
University:Free University of Brussels
City:Brussels
Country:BELGIUM (BE)
 
Comments: Passy began working for peace during the Crimean War, but he did not involve himself more actively in peace work until 1867.