Encyclopedia > Elie Ducommun

  Article Content

Élie Ducommun

Redirected from Elie Ducommun

Élie Ducommun (February 19, 1833-December 7, 1906) was a winner of the 1902 Nobel Peace Prize, which he shared with Charles Albert Gobat[?]. Born in Geneva, he worked as a tutor, language teacher, journalist, and editor, as well as a translator for the Swiss federal Chancellery (1869-1873). In 1867 he helped to found the Ligue de la paix et de la liberté[?] (League for Peace and Liberty), though he continued working at other positions, including secretary for the Jura-Simplon Steel Company from 1873 to 1891. That year, he was appointed director of the newly formed Bureau international de la paix[?] (International Peace Office), the first non-governmental international peace organization, based in Bern. He refused to accept a salary for the position, stating that he wished to serve in this capacity solely for reasons of idealism. His keen organizational skills ensured the group's success. He was awarded in the Nobel Peace Prize in 1902, and served as director of the organization until his death in 1906.

All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
  Featured Article

... simple English terms, this is carbon dioxide plus water plus light (energy) yields oxygen plus sugar. In animal bodies, this is exactly reversed: oxygen plus sugar ...

This page was created in 31.2 ms