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Bertha von Suttner

The Nobel Peace Prize 1905

Generalissimo, Peace Movement. Author, 'Lay Down Your Arms'. Permanent International Peace Bureau. Vigorously opposed militaristic traditions. Eternal truth: happiness created, developed in peace. Eternal right: individual's right to live.

"Inform me, convince me, and then I will do something great for the movement", Alfred Nobel said to Bertha von Suttner."

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Bertha von Suttner was suspected of having cancer. She passed away on 21 June 1914; two months prior to the eruption of World War I, a war regarding which she had warned and struggled to prevent.

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Name: Baroness Bertha Sophie Felicita von Suttner
Birth: 9 June 1843, Prague, Austrian Empire (now Czech Republic)
Death: 21 June 1914, Vienna, Austria
Residence at the time of the award: Austria
Role: Author of Lay Down Your Arms, Honorary President of Permanent International Peace Bureau, Berne, Switzerland
Field: peace movement
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