Known as "Peace Bertha", she inspired Dr. Alfred Nobel to include "Peace" among his famed prizes. She was also the first female winner of the Nobel Peace Prize - in 1905.
Oakland Tribune (Oakland, California) - June 17, 1912
Baroness Bertha von Suttner, a charming and talented member of the Viennese aristocracy, is expected here shortly to attend the conclave of women club members that is to be held in San Francisco. The baroness will spend several days at the Hacienda Del Ulzo de Verona as the guest of Mrs. Hearst.
Oakland Tribune (Oakland, California) - June 28, 1912
DISTINGUISED WOMAN TALKS
One of the interesting features of the day was a lecture at the Century club before many hundred women, by the Baroness Bertha von Suttner, famed as the European "Apostle of Peace". Descended from a princely house that included field marshals and four generals in the army of Austria-Hungary, his noblewoman yesterday preached disarmament as the only practical method of abolishing what she termed "systematic massacre"
Oakland Tribune (Oakland, California) - July 2, 1912
BARONESS VON SUTTNER WILL SPEAK ON PEACE
BERKELEY, July 2 - Baroness Bertha von Suttner, noted advocate of world peace, will speak at Hearst Hall tomorrow evening on her favorite subject, instead of in the afternoon as previously announced. She was a visitor to Berkeley this afternoon with the delegates of the women's club convention. She is to be entertained here this evening by Mrs. John S. Swift at the latter's home on Benvenue avenue. At her address tomorrow evening she will be introduced by Dean D. H. Rieber of the University of California summer session.
Oakland, California (Oakland, California) - December 14, 1912
NEW YORK, Dec. 14 - The Baroness Bertha von Suttner of Vienna was the guest of honor at a luncheon given yesterday afternoon in Sherry's, Fifth avenue and Forty-fourth street, by Mrs. Elmer Black, chairman of the American Peace and Arbitration League. Mrs. John A. Dix, wife of the governor, who was expected to extend a welcome to the baroness on behalf of the women of New York state, was unable to attend. Letters containing expressions of gratitude for work done by Mrs. W. H. Taft, Mrs. William Sulzer, Mrs. Russell Sage, Mrs. William Randolph Hearst, Mrs. James Borden Harriman, Mrs. James Bryce, wife of the British Ambassador, and Mrs. John Hays Hammond.
The Washington Post (Washington, DC) - June 15, 1913
Baroness Bertha Von Suttner, known as "Peace Bertha" is the recipient of worldwide congratulations on attaining her seventieth birthday.
The Washington Post (Washington, DC) - June 22, 1914
PEACE ADVOCATE DEAD
Baroness Bertha Von Suttner Had Won Nobel Prize
LONG NOTED AS A WRITER
Member of the Carnegie Foundation Advisory Council Had Devoted Most of Her Life to Her Campaign Against War - Editor of International Magazine - Field Marshal's Daughter.
Vienna, June 21 - Baroness Bertha von Suttner, the Austrian writer who had devoted most of her life to the cause of peace, and to whom was awarded the Nobel peace prize in 1905, died today. Baroness von Suttner had been ill three weeks. She was undergoing a cure for obesity, which her constitution proved unable to bear. She left instructions that her body by cremated at Gotha, without religious ceremony, speeches, or flowers, her ashes to be deposited in a columbarium there.
Fiance Killer in Battle
Born in 1843, the daughter of Field Marshall Count Franz von Kinsky, the baroness became noted as the editor of Die Waffenn Nieder (Lay Down Your Arms), the magazine of the international peace bureau in Berne, which was named after a novel written by her in 1889, designed to spread the idea of peace throughout Germany and Austria.
When the girl Baroness von Suttner was betrothed to Prince Adolf Wittgenstein, but he was killed in battle. In 1876 she was married to Baron Gundecar von Suttner, who died in 1902. In 1912 Baroness Suttner spent six months in the United States, where she delivered a series of lectures to promote the cause of peace
Member of Carnegie Council
The baroness was at one time secretary to Dr. Alfred B. Nobel, who established the Nobel foundation, and as a champion of the "Brotherhood of Nations" is said to have been the inspiration that prompted him to offer his peace prize. She was a member of the advisory council of the Carnegie Peace Foundation.