[WORLDKINGS] The Constant World Records Seeking Journey (P.307) Bertha von Suttner (Austria): World's first woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

16-06-2022

(worldkings.org) In 1905, Bertha von Suttner became the second female Nobel laureate (after Marie Curie in 1903), the first woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, and the first Austrian laureate. On June 16th, 2022, World Records Union (WorldKings) officially declared Bertha von Suttner as “World's first woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize”.

Based on the world record nomination from Europe Records Institute (EURI) and Decision No. WK/USA.INDIA/861/2022/No.317, World Records Union (WorldKings) officially declared Bertha von Suttner as the world's first woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on June 16th, 2022.

Bertha Sophie Felicitas Freifrau von Suttner (9 June 1843 – 21 June 1914) was an Austrian-Bohemian pacifist and novelist. In 1905, she became the second female Nobel laureate (after Marie Curie in 1903), the first woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, and the first Austrian laureate.

 

 

As a girl and young adult, Bertha studied languages and music (at one time aspiring to an operatic career), read voraciously, and enjoyed an active social life enlivened by travel.

Her literary career began after her marriage to Arthur Gundaccar Freiherr von Suttner in 1876. She had served the Suttner family as governess from 1873. Following several critically acclaimed books denouncing war, calling for disarmament and universal peace, it was her 1889 book, Die Waffen nieder! (Ground Arms) that earned her international acclaim.

In 1891, she helped to launch the Austrian Peace Society and attended the Third International Peace Congress in Rome. From 1892, she began to regularly update Alfred Nobel on the progress of the peace movement.

After 1899, when the Hague Peace Conference met, she strongly supported the Permanent Court of Arbitration founded by the conference. Already anticipating war between Germany and Great Britain, she formed the Anglo-German Friendship Committee in 1905.

 

 

At the London Peace Congress of 1907 she spoke about how European unity would end war, anticipating the agenda of the architects of the post World War II European space. From 1905 until her death she was Vice-President of the International Peace Bureau in Geneva, having served as a permanent director since 1892.

According to en.wikipedia; newworldencyclopedia.org. Source of photo: internet 


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