Bertha von Suttner
1843 – 1914 A.D.
Bertha von Suttner, an Austrian novelist, especially known for her efforts to promote peace. In 1891 she founded the Austrian Society of Peace Lovers, and as its president took a prominent part in various European peace congresses.
In 1905 she received the Nobel peace prize of £5,000. She wrote a number of novels, but her most important work is Die Waffen neider! (Lay Down Your Arms!), which has been translated into many languages.
Her Memoiren, full of interesting autobiographical matter, were published in 1908.
Reference: Famous Women; An Outline of Feminine Achievement Through the Ages With Life Stories of Five Hundred Noted Women By Joseph Adelman. Copyright, 1926 by Ellis M. Lonow Company.