from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Branting, Karl Hjalmar 1860-1925. Swedish political leader who served as premier (1920, 1921-1923, and 1924-1925). He shared the 1921 Nobel Peace Prize.


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  • In 1921 he shared the Nobel Peace Prize with the Swedish prime minister, the social democrat Hjalmar Branting.

    Bio - Christian Lous Lange

  • All he has on record concerning the meeting on December 1, 1922 is that "Nansen had sent a wire to say that he was afraid it would be resented if a Norwegian got the prize again this year (Lange had been awarded the previous year together with Branting), and that he thought Robert Cecil should have been awarded first."

    Fridtjof Nansen: Scientist and Humanitarian

  • Hjalmar Branting had also done long service for peace, but was particularly honored in 1921 with the Peace Prize for his work in the League of Nations.

    The Nobel Peace Prize 1901-2000

  • Swedish and the Danish delegations, with Branting and Östen

    Philip Noel-Baker - Acceptance Speech

  • Nordic states, foremost among whose representatives were Hjalmar Branting and Fridtjof Nansen - he forced through the resolution that the Assembly should meet annually; that it should be a fundamental rule that the meetings, both plenary and in committee, should be held in public.

    The Nobel Peace Prize 1937 - Presentation Speech

  • I happen to know that Berin has an appointment with Branting in New York to-morrow afternoon.

    Too Many Cooks

  • Hjalmar Branting (1860-1925), co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize for 1921.

    The Nobel Peace Prize 1934 - Presentation Speech

  • Such men as Branting, who passed away last week, and such men as Benes, of Czecho-Slovakia, are factors of importance now in the councils of Europe, partly because of their own wisdom and knowledge, and partly from the fact that the small states sometimes carry a peculiar weight.

    The International Situation and the Protocol

  • I may perhaps be permitted to say that in my view you have honoured in Branting a statesman impassioned for justice.

    Anatole France - Banquet Speech

  • Professor Koht made a long speech today on the occasion of the award of the Nobel Prize to Branting and

    The Nobel Peace Prize 1921


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