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.
|2nd Secretary-General of the United Nations|
April 10, 1953 – September 18, 1961
|Preceded by||Trygve Lie|
|Succeeded by||U Thant|
|Born||July 29, 1905|
|Died||September 18, 1961 (aged 56)|
Ndola, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland