kids encyclopedia robot

Ernesto Teodoro Moneta facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Ernesto Teodoro Moneta
Ernesto Teodoro Moneta.jpg
Born (1833-09-20)20 September 1833
Milan, Kingdom of Lombardy–Venetia
Died 10 February 1918(1918-02-10) (aged 84)
Occupation journalist, nationalist, pacifist
Awards Nobel Peace Prize (1907)
Ernestomoneta milan
The monument to Moneta in the Porta Venezia Gardens, in Milan. The carving reads: "Ernesto Teodoro Moneta, garibaldine, thinker, journalist, apostle of peace among free people"

Ernesto Teodoro Moneta (September 20, 1833 in Milan, Kingdom of Lombardy–Venetia – February 10, 1918) was an Italian journalist, nationalist, revolutionary soldier and later a pacifist and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. He adopted the motto In varietate unitas! which later inspired Motto of the European Union.

At age 15, Moneta participated in the "Five Days of Milan" (1848 uprising against Austrian rule). He later attended the military academy in Ivrea. In 1859 he joined Garibaldi's Expedition of the Thousand, and also fought in the ranks of the Italian army against the Austrians in 1866.

Subsequently, he became an international peace activist.

Between 1867 and 1896 he was editor of the Milan democratic paper Il Secolo, published by Edoardo Sonzogno.

In 1890 he founded the Lombard Association for Peace and Arbitration (Unione Lombarda per la Pace e l'Arbitrato), which called for disarmament and envisaged the creation of a League of Nations and Permanent Court of Arbitration. He won (with Louis Renault) the Nobel Peace Prize in 1907.

See also

Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Ernesto Teodoro Moneta para niños

kids search engine
Ernesto Teodoro Moneta Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.