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Dag Hammarskjöld
  • Name: Dag Hammarskjöld
  • Born: 07/29/1905
  • Died: 09/18/1961 (56 years old)

Dag Hjalmar Agne Carl Hammarskjöld (/ˈhæmərʃʊld/ HAM-ər-shuuld, Swedish:[ˈdɑːɡ ˈhâmːarˌɧœld] 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 still remains the youngest person to have held the post, being only 47 years old when he was appointed in 1953. His second term was cut short when he died in the crash of his DC-6 airplane in Northern Rhodesia while en route to cease-fire negotiations during the Congo Crisis. He is the only person to be awarded a Nobel Peace Prize posthumously.

School: Uppsala University, Stockholm University

Alias: Dag Hjalmar Agne Carl Hammarskjöld

Birth Place: Jönköping, Sweden

Death Place: Ndola, Northern Rhodesia, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, (now Ndola, Zambia)

Source: Wikipedia

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