Nomination Database

Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize
Year:1939
Number:2 - 10
 
Nominee:
Name:Edvard Benes
Gender:M
Year, Birth:1884
Year, Death:1948
Profession:Foreign minister (1918-1935). President (1935-1938).
City:Prague
Country:CZECH REPUBLIC (CZ)
 
Motivation:Benes advocated peace, justice and international law in the League of Nations while serving as Czechoslovakian Foreign Minister, and he continued to promote peace when he became president of Czechoslovakia.
 
Nominator:
Name: The Mexican Chamber of Deputies
Profession:Members of parliament
City:Mexico City
Country:MEXICO (MX)
 
Comments: In 1938 Benes had to capitulate to the German ultimatum and Czechoslovakia lost Sudetenland in September. He resigned from office October 5, 1938, and went into exile. In 1939 he was living in the USA, working as a visiting professor at the University of Chicago.