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Fredrik Bajer

Fredrik Bajer (April 21, 1837January 22, 1922) was a Danish writer, teacher, and pacifist politician who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1908. public domain (old) This image is in the public domain in the United States and possibly other jurisdictions. ... public domain (old) This image is in the public domain in the United States and possibly other jurisdictions. ... is the 111th day of the year (112th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1837 - 1901) 1837 (MDCCCXXXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... is the 22nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Pacifism is the opposition to war or violence as a means of settling disputes or gaining advantage. ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      A politician is an individual who is a formally recognized and active member of a government, or a person who influences the way a society is governed through an understanding of political power and group dynamics. ... Lester B. Pearson after accepting the 1957 Nobel Peace Prize The Nobel Peace Prize (Swedish and Norwegian: Nobels fredspris) is the name of one of five Nobel Prizes bequeathed by the Swedish industrialist and inventor Alfred Nobel. ...


The son of a clergyman, Bajer served as an officer in the Danish army, fighting in the 1864 war against Prussia and Austria where he was promoted to the rank of first lieutenant. He was discharged in 1865, and moved to Copenhagen where he became a teacher, translator and writer. For other uses, see Prussia (disambiguation). ...


He entered the Danish Parliament in 1872 as a member of the Folketing and held a seat there for the following 23 years. As a member of parliament, he worked for the use of international arbitration to solve conflicts among nations, and it is due to Bajer's efforts that foreign relations became part of the work of the Danish Parliament and that Denmark participated in the Inter-Parliamentary Union from the beginning and earned a distinguished position among its members.[1][2] The Rigsdag was the name of the Parliament of Denmark from 1849 to 1953. ... The Folketing [], or Folketinget, is the national parliament of Denmark. ... The Inter-Parliamentary Union is an international organization established in 1889 by William Randal Cremer (United Kingdom) and Frédéric Passy (France). ...


He supported many peace organizations, both inside Denmark and Europe-wide, and helped guide the passage of a bill to reach arbitration agreements with Sweden and Norway.


Quotation

"Always we must bear in mind that law has to be substituted for power, that care must be taken to serve the interests of law."[3]


References

  1. ^ Skou, Kaare R. (2005). Dansk politik A-Å (Danish). Aschehoug, p. 109. ISBN 87-11-11652-8.
  2. ^ Andersen, Holger (1953). "Den danske rigsdag og det interparlamentariske arbejde" (Danish) in Fabricius, Knud; Bomholt, Jul.; Hjelholt, Holger; Mackeprang, M.; Møller, Andr. (eds.): Den danske rigsdag 1849-1949 bind VI. Copenhagen: J. H. Schultz Forlag, pp. 415-416.
  3. ^ Fredrik Bajer Quotations

External links

  • Nobel Committee information on 1908 laureates

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Fredrik Bajer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (144 words)
Fredrik Bajer (April 21, 1837 – January 22, 1922) was a Danish writer, teacher, and pacifist politician who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1908.
The son of a clergyman, Bajer served as an officer in the Danish army, fighting in the 1864 war against Prussia and Austria where he was promoted to the rank of first lieutenant.
He was discharged in 1865, and moved to Copenhagen where he became a teacher, translator and writer.
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