Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Lafontaine, Henri

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LAFONTAINE, HENRI, a Belgian law authority. He was born in Brussels in 1854 and received his education mainly in his native city, entering the profession of law. In course of time he became professor of international law and senator and director of the International Bibliographical Institute, Brussels. In 1913 he won the Nobel Peace Prize. His works include: “Les droits et les obligations des entrepreneurs des travaux publics”; “Traité de la Contrefaçon”; “Pasicrasse Internationale”; “Bibliographie de la Paix et de L'Arbitrage.”