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The road to holiness necessarily passes through the world of action.




Dag Hammarskjold, 1905-1961, Secretary-General of the United Nations, Night is Drawing Nigh, 1963

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Dag Hammarskjold
Dag Hammarskjold
  • Born: July 29, 1905
  • Died: September 18, 1961
  • Nationality: Swedish
  • Profession: Diplomat

Dag Hjalmar Agne Carl Hammarskjöld was a Swedish economist and diplomat who served as the second Secretary-General of the United Nations. Hammarskjöld was 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 was killed in an airplane crash 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.

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