Matilde Bajer

Pauline Matilde Theodora Bajer (4 January 1840 – 4 March 1934) was a Danish women's rights activist and pacifist.

Pauline Matilde Theodora Bajer
Matilde Bajer by Christensen & Morange.jpg
Matilde Bajer c. 1890
Born
Pauline Matilde Theodora Schlüter

(1840-01-04)4 January 1840
Frederikseg, Herlufmagle Sogn, Næstved Municipality, Denmark.
Died4 March 1934(1934-03-04) (aged 94)
Copenhagen, Denmark
NationalityDanish
OccupationFeminist, Pacifist
SpouseFredrik Bajer

LifeEdit

Pauline Matilde Theodora Schlüter was born on 4 January 1840 in Frederikseg, Herlufmagle Sogn, Næstved Municipality, Denmark. Her father was a landowner. She married Fredrik Bajer, whom she had known since adolescence, and convinced him that women should have an equal position to men in society. For a short period Mathilde Bajer was chairperson of the Danish Women's Society (Dansk Kvindesamfund), which she helped found in 1871. In 1885 she was co-founder and a leading member of the political wing of the Women's Progress Association (Kvindelig Fremskridtsforening) which fought for women's suffrage, and succeeded in 1915.[1]

Mathilde and her husband always supported each other, and Mathilde Bajer was active in the Danish Peace Society (Dansk Fredsforening) to which Fredrik Bajer was dedicated.[1] The English Quaker and pacifist Priscilla Hannah Peckover met Fredrik and Matilde Bajer at a Nordic Women's meeting in 1888. Peckover paid Matilde Bajer's expenses so that she could participate in international peace meetings.[2] Mathilde Bajer died on 4 March 1934 in Copenhagen.[1]

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SourcesEdit

  • "Peckover, Priscilla Hannah". Det Danske Fredsakademi. Retrieved 2015-03-14.
  • Schlüter, F (2015). "Pauline Matilde Theodora Bajer". Gravsted.dk. Retrieved 2015-04-02.