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VI People in Portrait, 58 Bertha von Suttner (1843–1914)

Simone Peter

From: The Oxford Handbook of the History of International Law

Edited By: Bardo Fassbender, Anne Peters

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 05 October 2023

1815 to World War I — Peace keeping — Arbitration
The Austrian writer Bertha von Suttner was one of the leading figures of the late 19th-century peace movement. Her novel Die Waffen nieder! (Lay Down Your Arms!) was published 1889 and was soon translated into major European languages.1 In 1891, she founded and presided over the Austrian Society for Peace (Österreichische Gesellschaft der Friedensfreunde). In 1876, she met the Swedish inventor of dynamite, Alfred Nobel, with whom she maintained an extensive correspondence. It is now well known that she had significant influence on Nobel's decision to include in...
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