Hammarskjöld, Dag, 1905-1961

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1905-07-29
Death 1961-09-18
Swedes
Swedish, English

Biographical notes:

Dag Hammarskjöld served as Secretary-General of the United Nations from April 1953 until his death in a plane crash in Africa in September 1961.

From the description of Hammarskjöld, Dag, 1905-1961 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10580969

Dag Hammarskjöld was born on 29 July 1905, in Jönköping, Sweden, and died 18 Sept. 1961, near Ndola, in Northern Rhodesia. He was a Swedish economist and statesman who served as second secretary-general of the United Nations (1953-61) and enhanced the prestige and effectiveness of the UN. He was posthumously awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1961.

From the description of Dag Hammarskjöld collection, 1958-1961. (Peking University Library). WorldCat record id: 63052253

Secretary-general of the United Nations, 1953-1961.

From the description of Correspondence to Johan Thorsten Sellin, 1953. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 237003248

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Subjects:

  • Sound Recordings
  • United Nations--Secretary--General--History--Sources

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