The Nobel Peace Prize 1908
Nobel Co-recipient Fredrik Bajer
Parliamentarian, writer. Founder, Swedish Peace and Arbitration League. Inspiring orator.
Without peace there is no freedom, individual or national. War and hostilities are a form of slavery. Under such conditions, laws are silent. Without peace there is nothing truly human. Peace is harmony. Harmony is the highest ideal of life.
Although Arnoldson suffered from periods of illness throughout his life, he lived to be seventy-two, dying of a heart attack in Stockholm in 1916.
Name: Klas Pontus Arnoldson
Birth: 27 October 1844, Gothenburg, Sweden
Death: 20 February 1916, Stockholm, Sweden
Residence when prize awarded: Sweden
Award: Founder of Swedish Peace and Arbitration League, Formerly Member of Swedish Parliament, Writer
Field: Drama, Poetry, Prose