Fredrik Bajer

Fredrik Bajer

Birth
Herlufmagle, Næstved Kommune, Sjælland, Denmark
Death 22 Jan 1922 (aged 84)
Copenhagen, Kobenhavns Kommune, Hovedstaden, Denmark
Burial Bispebjerg, Kobenhavns Kommune, Hovedstaden, Denmark
Memorial ID 58774435 · View Source
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Politician, Author. A noted pacifist, he shared the 1908 Nobel Peace Prize with Klas Pontus Arnoldson from Sweden. Born in the Danish village of Vester Egede, he entered military school at age 17 and in 1856 he joined the army as a lieutenant in the Dragoons. During the 1864 war against Prussia and Austria he commanded troops and won respect for his ability and conduct. In 1872 he entered politics and was elected to the Danish House of Representatives, where he retained his seat for the next 23 years. His main causes in his political life were international peace and Danish neutrality, Scandinavian unity, women's rights, and education. Bajer rapidly became a major figure in the international peace movement, and at the second World Peace Congress in London in 1890 he proposed the creation of a permanent bureau with headquarters in Bern. This proposal was approved at the congress in Rome in 1891, and he was named the first president of the governing board. Owing to ill health he resigned from active office in 1907, becoming honorary president of the Peace Bureau.

Bio by: Erik Skytte


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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Fredrik Bajer (21 Apr 1837–22 Jan 1922), Find A Grave Memorial no. 58774435, citing Bispebjerg Cemetery, Bispebjerg, Kobenhavns Kommune, Hovedstaden, Denmark ; Maintained by Find A Grave .