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Matthias Erzberger was head of the German Delegation that signed the Armistice in November
1918. He was later murdered by a right-wing extremist group that opposed the Armistice and the Treaty of Versailles. Photo credit.
literally thousands of diplomats (and their staffs) participating in
the Paris peace process, and below are listed some of the key players
in the negotiations. (I will eventually get around to writing up some
information on each of them.) Current History (April 1919) ran a short article "Who's Who in the Peace Conference: Brief Biographies of the Delegates Who Are Shaping the Treaty of Peace at Paris" (*.pdf file), including a seating chart.
THE BIG FOUR
THE LITTLE EIGHT
||Ignacy Jan Paderewski
|Jan Christian Smuts
||Mustafa Kemal Pasha (Atatürk)
||Ulrich Graf von Brockdorff-Rantzau
||Ho Chi Minh
||King Faisal I of Iraq (Faisal bin Al Hussein Bin Ali El-Hashemi)
||Juan A. Buero
|King Albert I of Belgiumt
||Ion I. C. (Ionel) Brătianu
||Ganga Singh of Bikaner (the Maharaja of Bikaner)
||King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy
||Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour
||Baron Sidney Costantino Sonnino
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