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 Louis Renault

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Birth
Autun, Departement de Saône-et-Loire, Bourgogne, France
Death
8 Feb 1918 (aged 74)
Barbizon, Departement de Seine-et-Marne, Île-de-France, France
Burial
Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Memorial ID
217478451 View Source

Nobel Peace Prize Recipient. Louis Renault gained world-wide notoriety, as a Frenchman, for receiving the 1907 Nobel Peace Prize. According to the Nobel Prize committee, he received this coveted award as "In the opinion of the lawyer Louis Renault, peace could be brought about by strengthening international law. This was a goal for which he worked untiringly all his life.” He was co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize with Italian pacifist, Ernesto Teodoro Moneta. The 1907 Nobel Prize presentation ceremony was canceled with the death of King Oscar II of Sweden two days earlier. Renault was known as a great arbitrator with his best-known cases being the Japanese House Tax Case of 1905, the Casa Blanca Case of 1909, the Sarvarkar Case of 1911, the Carthage Case of 1913, and the Manouba Case of 1913. Among his volumes of publications are his 1879 “Study of International Law” and his 1917 “First Violations of International Law by Germany.” Born the son of a bookseller or a collector of books, he was recognized as being intelligently gifted at an early age receiving prizes at school in mathematics and literature. He graduated from the University of Dijon with a bachelor’s degree in literature. From 1861 to 1868, he studied in Paris, earning with honors three doctoral degrees, with one being in law. After being professor of Roman and Commercial Law at the University of Dijon from 1868 to 1873, he was a professor for the faculty of law at the University of Paris from 1873 until his death. He became professor of International Law in 1881 and appointed jurisconsult of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1890, serving in this capacity at The Hague Convention of 1899 and 1907 and the London Naval Conferences in 1908 and 1909. At the age of nearly seventy-five, he finished a lecture at the university, retired to his villa for a holiday, became ill and died two days later. His bust is located at the Cujas Library in Paris and his statue at the Peace Palace at The Hague in the Netherlands. The African nation of Djibouti issued a postage stamp in his honor.

Nobel Peace Prize Recipient. Louis Renault gained world-wide notoriety, as a Frenchman, for receiving the 1907 Nobel Peace Prize. According to the Nobel Prize committee, he received this coveted award as "In the opinion of the lawyer Louis Renault, peace could be brought about by strengthening international law. This was a goal for which he worked untiringly all his life.” He was co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize with Italian pacifist, Ernesto Teodoro Moneta. The 1907 Nobel Prize presentation ceremony was canceled with the death of King Oscar II of Sweden two days earlier. Renault was known as a great arbitrator with his best-known cases being the Japanese House Tax Case of 1905, the Casa Blanca Case of 1909, the Sarvarkar Case of 1911, the Carthage Case of 1913, and the Manouba Case of 1913. Among his volumes of publications are his 1879 “Study of International Law” and his 1917 “First Violations of International Law by Germany.” Born the son of a bookseller or a collector of books, he was recognized as being intelligently gifted at an early age receiving prizes at school in mathematics and literature. He graduated from the University of Dijon with a bachelor’s degree in literature. From 1861 to 1868, he studied in Paris, earning with honors three doctoral degrees, with one being in law. After being professor of Roman and Commercial Law at the University of Dijon from 1868 to 1873, he was a professor for the faculty of law at the University of Paris from 1873 until his death. He became professor of International Law in 1881 and appointed jurisconsult of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1890, serving in this capacity at The Hague Convention of 1899 and 1907 and the London Naval Conferences in 1908 and 1909. At the age of nearly seventy-five, he finished a lecture at the university, retired to his villa for a holiday, became ill and died two days later. His bust is located at the Cujas Library in Paris and his statue at the Peace Palace at The Hague in the Netherlands. The African nation of Djibouti issued a postage stamp in his honor.

Bio by: Linda Davis


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  • Originally Created by: Linda Davis
  • Added: 19 Oct 2020
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 217478451
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/217478451/louis-renault: accessed ), memorial page for Louis Renault (21 May 1843–8 Feb 1918), Find a Grave Memorial ID 217478451, citing Cimetière du Montparnasse, Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France; Maintained by Find a Grave .