Dag Hammarskjold

Dag Hammarskjold

Born: January 01, 1970

Nationality: Swedish

Occupation: Diplomat

Biography: Dag Hjalmar Agne Carl Hammarskjöld was a Swedish diplomat, economist, and author. The second Secretary-General of the United Nations, he served from April 1953 until his death in a plane crash in September 1961. He is one of four people to have been awarded a posthumous Nobel Peace Prize. Hammarskjöld remains the only U.N.

Source/Notes: As quoted in news reports (18 March 1956) and Simpson's Contemporary Quotations (1988) by James Beasley Simpson

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Source/Notes: Statement after diplomatic talks, as quoted in Look (19 September 1956)
Source/Notes: As quoted in As I Journey On : Meditations for Those Facing Death (2000) by Sharon Dardis and Cindy Rogers

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