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Frédéric Passy

Frédéric Passy

The Nobel Peace Prize 1901

Alfred Nobel's contemporary. Apostle of Peace, Humanitarian, Economist, Lawyer, Politician. Founder, French peace society. Free trade between independent nations promotes peace. Inspired by Nobelist Randal Cremer.

Opposed France's colonial policy. 1905 Sweden-Norway conflict, declared, '…peaceful solution will make me hundred times happier than when I received Nobel Prize…' Wish fulfilled.

Biography

Title:
Author:
Michael Clinton
Volume"
2 [Autumn 2007]
Publisher:
Journal of Historical Biography
Length:
30 pages
Title:
La Colonne. [A Letter on the Destruction of the Column in the Place Vendôme. With a Reply by F. Passy.]
Author:
Paul Brandat (pseud.), Frédéric Passy
Published:
1871
Length:
22 pages
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Name: Frédéric Passy
Birth: 20 May 1822, Paris, France
Death: 12 June 1912, Paris, France
Residence when prize awarded: France
Role: Founder and President of first French peace society (since 1889 called Société française pour l'arbitrage entre nations)
Field: humanitarian work, peace movement
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