Carlos Saavedra Lamas was bornon 1 November 1878 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Argentine, is First Latin American Nobel Peace Prize Recipient. Carlos Saavedra Lamas was an Argentine politician, diplomat, labour rights legislator, international law expert and the first Latin American Nobel Peace Prize recipient. He went on to become one of the most influential men in modern Argentine history. Lamas belonged to an aristocratic family of Argentine patriots and excelled at school before studying law at the University of Buenos Aires and then started off as a professor at the University of La Plata. Lamas was not only a legal eagle but also someone who was seriously involved in reforming the condition of workers in his own country and was active in bringing about legislation in relation to labour laws in the country. He was also a supporter of the International Labour Organisation and also served as its president at one point. Lamas had also served as the foreign minister of Argentina in the 1930s and during that time he really showed is skills as an international law expert and a diplomat. During his time as foreign minister he helped in bringing to an end a damaging war among two South American countries and it is one of the reasons why he is regarded as one of the most influential diplomats of his generation.
Lamas died on 5 May, 1959 in Buenos Aires due to brain haemorrhage at the age of 80
In 1938, he went back to the world of academics after his stint of foreign minister came to an end
He was instrumental in drafting legislation in relation to labour in his country and in 1919 supported the establishment of the International Labour Organisation
He became a member of the Argentine parliament for the first time in 1908 and other than working on legislation for things like sugar production, colonisation and coastal water rights he was also involved in the country’s foreign policy
In 1906, he commenced his public career when he became the Director of Public Credit and a year later he was made the secretary general of the Buenos Aires municipality
Subsequently, Lamas studied law at the University of Buenos Aires and in 1903 awarded the doctor of law
Carlos Saavedra Lamas was born on 1 November, 1878 in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina