Ferdinand BuissonFerdinand Édouard Buisson
) was a French
academic, educational bureaucrat, protestant
pastor and pacifist
, socialist politician
Buisson helped up France's system of universal, secular primary education in the 1880's, as well as prominent involvement in many pacifist organizations, notably des Droits de l'Homme (League for Human Rights).
He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1927.