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Bajer, Fredrik

Born: 1837 AD
Died: 1922 AD, at 84 years of age.

Nationality: Danish
Categories: Authors, Pacifist


1837 - Born on the 21st of April in Vester Egede, near Naestved, Denmark.


1848 - Bajer entered the Sorø Academy.


1856 - Joined the army as a lieutenant in the Dragoons, stationed first in Naestved and then in Holstein.


1860 - He take advanced courses in another military school.


1864 - Commanded troops in northern Jutland, winning attention by his ability and conduct and earning promotion to the rank of first lieutenant.


1870 - Started the Nordisk Fristats Samfund [Society of Nordic Free States], dedicated to the promotion of Nordic unity and cooperation.


1871 - Bajer was one of Denmark's leading spokesmen for women's rights.


1882 - He founded the first Danish peace society.


1883-1889 - His proposal was adopted in principle by several international organizations.


1884 - Participated in the European Peace Congress at Bern.


1889 - Attended the first meeting of the Interparliamentary Union held in Paris.


1890 - Proposed the creation of a permanent bureau.


1891 - The proposal was approved at the congress in Rome, and Bajer was named the first president of its governing board.


1907 - Bajer's health deteriorated. He resigned from active office on the board of the Peace Bureau.


1908 - Nobel Prize in Peace.


1916 - He still kept informed on world events and, even while observing World War I.


1922 - He died on 22nd of January in Copenhagen.




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