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

  • Suttner, Bertha von 1843-1914. Austrian pacifist who wrote the novel Lay Down Your Arms (1889). She was the first woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize (1905).


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  • Suttner is reflected in the special mention given in his will to the organization of peace congresses as a criterion for the award.

    The Nobel Peace Prize 1997 - Presentation Speech

  • Of the fifteen women who have received the Nobel Peace Prize, the early laureates Bertha von Suttner, Jane Addams, and Emily Greene Balch were all leaders of the pacifist movement.

    Roger Alford: Women Activists in Africa and Middle East Win Nobel Peace Prize

  • Jewish Affairs 48 (4): 1993: 21 – 25; Suttner, Immanuel, ed. Cutting Through the Mountain: Interviews with South Africa Jewish Activists.

    Gill Marcus.

  • Hanover and London: 2003; Suttner, Immanuel, ed. Cutting Through the Mountain.

    South Africa.

  • And it was the Viennese novelist and pacifist Bertha von Suttner, his friend for many years, who probably inspired him to give the Prize for Peace.

    Nobel Quibbles

  • ALFRED NOBEL, the manufacturer of explosives, was talking to his friend the Baroness Bertha von Suttner, author of Lay Down Your Arms.

    Human Smoke

  • Movement like Bertha von Suttner, the Nobel Committee continued to honour the legacy of Dunant by honouring the International Red Cross three times: in 1917,

    The Humanitarian Nobel Peace Prizes

  • What is greatly refreshing about all these comments, from Malunga to Suttner, is their honesty, frankness and lack of prevarication when they state that, as was the case during the apartheid years, the post-apartheid years are also characterised by an intense and continuing battle of ideas - a political and ideological struggle to set the national agenda.

    ANC Today

  • Whether or not there has been a retreat of the "white left" in the post-1994 period, and whether or not this reason, among others Suttner advances, is sufficient to explain such a retreat, the article highlights the importance of notions of race and racism to any discussion of the national agenda.

    ANC Today

  • Writing in the 'Mail & Guardian' edition of 14-20 January 2005 about the apparent retreat from politics of large numbers of people from the white community who were part of the active resistance to apartheid, Suttner says:

    ANC Today


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