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Dag Hammarskjöld
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2nd Secretary-General of the United Nations
In office
April 10, 1953 – September 18, 1961
Preceded by Trygve Lie
Succeeded by U Thant
Personal details
Born (1905-07-29)July 29, 1905
Jönköping, Sweden
Died September 18, 1961(1961-09-18) (aged 56)
Ndola, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland
Nationality Swedish

Dag Hammarskjold (Swedish: Dag Hjalmar Agne Carl Hammarskjöld) (29 July 1905 – 18 September 1961) was a Swedish diplomat and the second Secretary-General of the United Nations. He served as Secretary-General from April 1953 until his death in a plane crash in what is now Zambia, on 18 September 1961. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize after his death in 1961.


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