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Identifier: SCPC-CDG-B-Austria-Suttner, Bertha von
Overview Bertha von Suttner was an Austrian peace activist and intellectual, and the author of one of the first international bestselling novels focused on peace ("Lay Down Your Arms") published in 1891. In her life-long correspondence on peace matters with Alfred Nobel she urged him to establish a prize for peace. Von Suttner was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1905, the first woman to be thus recognized.
Dates: 1881-1917, 1993-1995
Found in: Swarthmore College Peace Collection