La Fontaine, Henri, 1854-1943

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Henri La Fontaine (22 April 1854 – 14 May 1943), was a Belgian international lawyer and president of the International Peace Bureau. He received the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1913. With his close friend Paul Otlet, he founded the International Federation for Information and Documentation (1895) and the Union of International Associations (1907).
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referencedIn International Peace Bureau. Collected records, 1889-1974 (bulk 1900-1948). Swarthmore College, Peace Collection, SCPC
referencedIn Abrams, Irwin, 1914-2010. Collection, 1948-[ongoing]. Swarthmore College, Peace Collection, SCPC
referencedIn International Peace Bureau. Collected records, 1889-[ongoing] 1900-1948 (bulk) Swarthmore College, Peace Collection, SCPC
referencedIn George Sarton additional papers, 1901-1956 Houghton Library
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associatedWith Abrams, Irwin, 1914-2010. person
founderOf International Federation for Information and Documentation corporateBody
associatedWith International Peace Bureau. corporateBody
leaderOf International Peace Bureau. corporateBody
acquaintanceOf Otlet, Paul, 1868-1944 person
correspondedWith Sarton, George, 1884-1956 person
founderOf Union of International Associations. corporateBody
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Brussels BRU BE
Brussels BRU BE
Brussels BRU BE
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Peace activists
Documentation
Peace-building
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Lawyers
Executives
Nobel Prize winners
Information scientists
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Birth 1854-04-22

Death 1943-05-14

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French

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