Dag Hammarskjold Autograph.

"the greatest statesman of our century": Rare Dag Hammarskjold Autograph

Dag Hammarskjold Autograph.

HAMMARSKJOLD, Dag.

$1,600.00

Item Number: 117232

Rare autograph of diplomat, economist, and author who served as secretary general of the United Nations from 1953 until his death in a plane crash. Boldly signed “Dag Hammarskjold, 1 Februari 1960,” on a 3.5 inch by 2 inch card, which is affixed to a white 8.25 inch by 11.75 inch mount bearing an attached portrait of Hammarskjold. In fine condition.

Dag Hammarskjold was a Swedish economist and diplomat who served as the second Secretary-General of the United Nations. Hammarskjöld still remains the youngest person to have held the post, being only 47 years old when he was appointed in 1953. His second term was cut short when he died in the crash of his DC-6 airplane in Northern Rhodesia while en route to cease-fire negotiations during the Congo Crisis. He is the only person to be awarded a Nobel Peace Prize posthumously. Hammarskjöld has been referred to as one of the two best secretaries-general of the United Nations, and his appointment has been mentioned as the most notable success for the UN. President John F. Kennedy called Hammarskjöld "the greatest statesman of our century."

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