Nicolay Peter Drejer

Military Person

1773 – 1808

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Who was Nicolay Peter Drejer?

Nicolay Peter Drejer was a Norwegian military officer with the rank of Captain. He was born in Fosnes. He became a legend during the Battle of Trangen on 25 April 1808, leading his infantry regiment first from a roof, then from a tree stump with the height of a man. The stump was later named after him, a series of myths developed after his death, and he became a national symbol in 1814 and in 1905.

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Born
1773
Fosnes
Died
1808

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on July 23, 2013

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