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Dag Hammarskjold Plaza

E. 47 St. bet. 1 Ave. and 2 Ave.

Manhattan

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This text is part of Parks’ Historical Signs Project and can be found posted within the park.

Dag Hjalmar Agne Carl Hammarskjöld was born on July 29, 1905 in Jönköping, Sweden. He was the youngest of four sons of a Swedish nobleman, a scholar and statesman named Hjalmar Hammarskjöld, who served as Prime Minister of Sweden during World War I. Young Hammarskjöld spent his childhood in Uppsala and earned three degrees at Uppsala University by 1930: a Bachelor of Arts, a filsofic licenciat in economics, and a bachelor of laws. He then moved to Stockholm, where he worked as secretary of a governmental committee on unemployment and attended the University of Stockholm. Upon receiving his doctoral degree in 1933, he was made an assistant professor in political economy at the university.

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  • Mother and child walking in Dag Hammerskjold Plaza on rainy afternoon.

Dag Hammarskjold Plaza Weather

  • Sat
    Chance Rain/Snow
    39°F
  • Sun
    Sunny
    43°F
  • Mon
    Slight Chc Showers
    51°F
  • Tue
    Mostly Sunny
    52°F

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