Nomination Database

Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize
Year:1937
Number:23 - 1
 
Nominee:
Name:Afranio de Mello Franco
Gender:M
Year, Birth:1870
Year, Death:1943
Profession:Jurist. Former Foreign Minister
Country:BRAZIL (BR)
 
Motivation:De Mello Franco was nominated for his role as mediator in the conflict between Colombia and Peru.
 
Nominator:
Name:Carlos Concha
Gender:M
Profession:Foreign Minister. Later Ambassador to Brazil
City:Lima
Country:PERU (PE)
 
Comments: The conflict between Colombia and Peru erupted in 1932 when 300 Peruvians occupied the Leticia harbour. The jurisdiction over Leticia had been handed over from Peru to Colombia in 1922. The nominator was still Foreign Minister of Peru when he submitted the nomination (10th of February 1936). He referred to his previous nomination.