Dag Hammarskjöld, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Dag Hammarskjöld

Swedish diplomat, economist, and author

Date of Birth: 29-Jul-1905

Place of Birth: Jönköping Town, Jönköping County, Sweden

Date of Death: 18-Sep-1961

Profession: writer, poet, politician, economist, diplomat

Nationality: Sweden

Zodiac Sign: Leo

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About Dag Hammarskjöld

  • Dag Hjalmar Agne Carl Hammarskjöld ( HAM-?r-shuuld, Swedish: ['d??g ?ham?ar??œld] (listen); 29 July 1905 – 18 September 1961) was a Swedish economist and diplomat who served as the second Secretary-General of the United Nations.
  • Hammarskjöld is the youngest person to have held the post, at an age of 47 years upon his appointment.
  • His second term was cut short when he died in the crash of his DC-6 airplane (whose cause is still disputed) while en route to cease-fire negotiations during the Congo Crisis.
  • He is one of only four people to be awarded a posthumous Nobel Prize.Hammarskjöld has been referred to as one of the two best secretaries-general of the United Nations, and his appointment has been mentioned as the most notable success for the UN.
  • United States President John F.
  • Kennedy called Hammarskjöld "the greatest statesman of our century."

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