Randal Cremer

About Randal Cremer

Who is it?: British Pacifist & Nobel Peace Prize Winner
Birth Day: March 18, 1828
Birth Place: Fareham, British
Died On: 22 July 1908\nLondon, England
Birth Sign: Aries
Preceded by: John Lowles
Succeeded by: John Lowles
Political party: Liberal
Awards: Nobel Peace Prize Knight of the Order of St. Olav Chevalier of the Legion of Honour

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Randal Cremer was born on March 18, 1828 in Fareham, British, is British Pacifist & Nobel Peace Prize Winner. Sir William Randal Cremer was an English pacifist who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1903. He was a member of the Liberal party in the British Parliament. He received the Nobel Prize for advocating arbitration and peaceful settlement of disputes between different nations instead of going to war against each other. Due to his ideas on international arbitration for the prevention of conflicts, he was fondly called the ‘Member of Arbitration’ by his colleagues in Parliament. His early life was very humble and full of struggle. His father had left his mother when he was just an infant. His mother was a devout Methodist and though she faced utter despondency, she somehow managed to bring up her son and two daughters until he was big enough to fend for himself. The difficult conditions of his upbringing could not suppress his indomitable spirit and he rose from the depths of extreme poverty to become a great man in his own right. During his education days, he came to hear about how a peaceful settlement could be arrived at between warring nations by bringing them to the negotiating table. This lecture planted the idea of international arbitration between conflicting nations in his mind which later became his life’s main objective.
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Moving to London 1852, Cremer became active as a union organiser, swiftly becoming a recognized labour leader. Cremer was elected as the Secretary of the International Workingmen's Association in 1865, but resigned two years later in 1867 as he felt the organisation was becoming too radical. While heavily involved in campaigning for progressive causes, and respected by Marx, Cremer did not agree with a worker led revolution.


From as early as his first unsuccessful run for Parliament in 1868, Cremer had advocated the expansion of international arbitration as peaceful alternative to war for the resolution of disputes.


He was elected as Liberal Member of Parliament (MP) for Haggerston in the Shoreditch district of Hackney from 1885 to 1895, and from 1900 until his death, from pneumonia in 1908.


Using his platform as an MP, Cremer cultivated allies on both continental Europe and across the Atlantic, including Frédéric Passy, william Jennings Bryan and Andrew Carnegie. Using his network of contacts and his talent for organisation, Cremer did much to create and expand institutions for international arbitration, which during his lifetime were successful in peacefully resolving numerous international disputes. This work includes co-founding the Inter-Parliamentary Union and the International Arbitration League; gaining acceptance for the 1897 Anglo-American arbitration treaty; and preparing the ground for the Hague peace conferences of 1899 and 1907.


In recognition of his work in the arbitration movement, Cremer won the Nobel Peace Prize, the first to do so solo, in 1903. Of the £8,000 award he donated £7,000 as an endowment for the International Arbitration League.


He also was named a Chevalier of the French Légion d'honneur, won the Norwegian Knighthood of Saint Olaf and was knighted in 1907.


Cremer died on 22 July 1908, leaving an estate of £2,241 (£1,803 net).