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Norman Angell

Norman Angell

The Nobel Peace Prize 1933

Role: Member, Commission Exécutive de la Société des Nations (Executive Committee of the League of Nations and of National Peace Council), Writer

Nobel Prize Cash and Philanthropy

Alfred Nobel had remarked that his prize should not be given to "a man of action, as he would be tempted to give up work. On the other hand, I would like to help dreamers, as they find it difficult to get on in life." Norman Angell used his Nobel Prize money as Nobel had intended it to be used.

Norman Angell used a large part of his Nobel Prize money of approximately $41,000 just as Nobel had intended it to be used - to do the work he wanted to do without worrying about money and not do the work he had to do for money.

Angell cleared his debts and bought annuity for security. He used the remaining money to give presents to each person who had helped him in his campaign, donations to peace organizations and for establishing an Emergency Peace Fund. The Emergency Peace Fund would make small grants in the following years to young peace activists. To these activists ten pounds would help deal with an urgent expense.

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Photo George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress), Wiki. Painting Tim Tompkins PaintHistory.com

Name: Sir Norman Angell (Ralph Lane)
Birth: 26 December 1872, Holbeach, United Kingdom
Death: 7 October 1967, Croydon, United Kingdom
Residence: United Kingdom
Role: Member, Commission Exécutive de la Société des Nations (Executive Committee of the League of Nations and of National Peace Council), Writer
Portion of Cash: 1/1
Nobel Prize Cash and Philanthropy