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About Dag Hammarskjöld
Dag Hammarskjöld was a renowned Swedish economist who was rather known for his work with the United Nations as its Secretary-General from 1953 to 1961. He first started as the secretary of his country’s central bank called Riksbank. He was later appointed as the bank’s General Council chairman in 1941, and served in that position for seven years. He also represented his country at the Organization for European Economic Cooperation.
With the United Nations
Hammarskjöld was first appointed the deputy chairman for Sweden’s team to the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1951. Two years later, he was appointed the Secretary-General of the organization, taking over from Norwegian politician Trygve Lie.
During his tenure, he focused on strengthening the structures of the body. He would be remembered for his roles in resolving international conflicts, and setting up peacekeeping forces to help settle the crisis in the Congo and Egypt.
He was from a very influential family in his native country. He was one of the children of Swedish politician Hjalmar Hammarskjöld and his wife Agnes Hammarskjöld. He had three older siblings.
He had his tertiary education at Uppsala University, and Stockholm University. Before that, he studied at Katedralskolan.
He was posthumously awarded the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize.
He died on the spot after a plane he was onboard crashed near Northern Rhodesia. He was on his way to ensure peace between the UN and soldiers of the Katanga State.
He was the youngest person to serve as the Secretary-General of the UN as of October 2021.
He was described by former United States President John F. Kennedy as the “greatest statesman”.
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Famous quotes by Dag Hammarskjöld
'Freedom from fear' could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights.Dag Hammarskjöld
A task becomes a duty from the moment you suspect it to be an essential part of that integrity which alone entitles a man to assume responsibility.Dag Hammarskjöld
Destiny is something not be to desired and not to be avoided. a mystery not contrary to reason, for it implies that the world, and the course of human history, have meaning.Dag Hammarskjöld
Do not seek death. Death will find you. But seek the road which makes death a fulfillment.Dag Hammarskjöld
Forgiveness is the answer to the child's dream of a miracle by which what is broken is made whole again, what is soiled is made clean again.Dag Hammarskjöld
Friendship needs no words - it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness.Dag Hammarskjöld
God does not die on the day when we cease to believe in a personal deity, but we die on the day when our lives cease to be illumined by the steady radiance, renewed daily, of a wonder, the source of which is beyond all reason.Dag Hammarskjöld
In the last analysis, it is our conception of death which decides our answers to all the questions that life puts to us.Dag Hammarskjöld
Life only demands from you the strength that you possess. Only one feat is possible not to run away.Dag Hammarskjöld
Maturity - among other things, the unclouded happiness of the child at play, who takes it for granted that he is at one with his play-mates.Dag Hammarskjöld
Never for the sake of peace and quiet deny your convictions.Dag Hammarskjöld
Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was.Dag Hammarskjöld
Never, for the sake of peace and quiet, deny your own experience or convictions.Dag Hammarskjöld
Only he deserves power who every day justifies it.Dag Hammarskjöld
Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for, great enough to die for.Dag Hammarskjöld
The Assembly has witnessed over the last weeks how historical truth is established once an allegation has been repeated a few times, it is no longer an allegation, it is an established fact, even if no evidence has been brought out in order to support it.Dag Hammarskjöld
The breaking wave and the muscle as it contracts obey the same law. Delicate line gathers the body's total strength in a bold balance. Shall my soul meet so severe a curve, journeying on its way to form?Dag Hammarskjöld
The pursuit of peace and progress cannot end in a few years in either victory or defeat. The pursuit of peace and progress, with its trials and its errors, its successes and its setbacks, can never be relaxed and never abandoned.Dag Hammarskjöld
Those who invoke history will certainly be heard by history. And they will have to accept its verdict.Dag Hammarskjöld
Time always seems long to the child who is waiting - for Christmas, for next summer, for becoming a grownup: long also when he surrenders his whole soul to each moment of a happy day.Dag Hammarskjöld
Your body must become familiar with its death - in all its possible forms and degrees - as a self-evident, imminent, and emotionally neutral step on the way towards the goal you have found worthy of your life.Dag Hammarskjöld
F.A.Q. about Dag Hammarskjöld
When is his birthday?
Dag Hammarskjöld's birthday is on July 29, 1905.
In how many days is his birthday?
Dag's birthday is in 26 days
How old was Dag when he died?
He was 56 years old.
When did he die?
He died in September 18, 1961.
How old would he be today?
Dag Hammarskjöld would be 116 years old if he was alive today.
Where was Dag from?
He was born in Jönköping, Sweden.
Dag Hammarskjöld's Popularity
Dag Hammarskjöld was a famous Swedish diplomat, economist, and author, who was born on July 29, 1905. As a person born on this date, Dag Hammarskjöld is listed in our database as the 63rd most popular celebrity for the day (July 29) and the 17th most popular for the year (1905).
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