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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.

Founder

Frédéric Passy was the Founder and President of the first French peace society. The society renamed itself Society française pour l'arbitrage entre nations in 1889.

He was also one of the founders of the Inter-Parliamentary Union. This was an organization for cooperation between the elected representatives of different countries.

Passy
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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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