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Henri La Fontaine

The Nobel Peace Prize 1913

Lawyer, Socialist, Parliamentarian, Peace Activist. International Peace Bureau. Internationalism, "An Intellectual Parliament" for Humanity. Cofounder, Institut international de bibliographie. Education. Women's rights. Labor. Cultural achievements.

When Germany invaded Belgium, 1914, "Peoples will be as before, the sheep sent to the slaughterhouses or to the meadows as it pleases the shepherds."

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Henri La Fontaine Co-founded the UIA, UNION OF INTERNATIONAL ASSICIATIONS

Henri La Fontaine Co-founded Mundaneum. 'The origins of the Mundaneum go back to the late nineteenth century. Created by two young Belgian jurists, Paul Otlet (1868-1944), the father of documentation, and Henri La Fontaine (1854-1943), Nobel Peace Prize, the project aimed at gathering all the world's knowledge to file it using the Universal Decimal Classification (UDC) system that they had created'.

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Name: Henri La Fontaine
Birth: 22 April 1854, Brussels, Belgium
Death: 14 May 1943, Brussels, Belgium
Residence at the time of the award: Belgium
Role: President, Permanent International Peace Bureau, Berne, Switzerland. Member, Belgian Parliament (Sénateur)
Field: Peace Movement
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