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Folke Bernadotte

1895 - 1948

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Folke Bernadotte, Count of Wisborg (2 January 1895 – 17 September 1948) was a Swedish nobleman and diplomat. In World War II he negotiated the release of about 31,000 prisoners from German concentration camps, including 450 Danish Jews from the Theresienstadt camp. They were released on 14 April 1945. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Folke Bernadotte has received more than 755,000 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Folke Bernadotte is the 14th most popular diplomat (down from 13th in 2019), the 64th most popular biography from Sweden (down from 51st in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Swedish Diplomat.

Folke Bernadotte was a Swedish diplomat who was appointed by the United Nations to mediate in the Arab-Israeli War. He was assassinated in 1948 by a group of Jewish terrorists.

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Among diplomats, Folke Bernadotte ranks 14 out of 52Before him are Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Alexandra Kollontai, Ferdinand de Lesseps, Raoul Wallenberg, Madeleine Albright, and Prince Claus of the Netherlands. After him are Mohamed ElBaradei, John R. Bolton, Alva Myrdal, Hasekura Tsunenaga, Chiune Sugihara, and Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston.

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Among people born in 1895, Folke Bernadotte ranks 30Before him are Sergei Yesenin, Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen, Babe Ruth, Gerhard Domagk, Anastas Mikoyan, and Rudolph Valentino. After him are Oskar Dirlewanger, Wilhelm Burgdorf, Cemal Gürsel, Levi Eshkol, Vladimir Propp, and Ragnar Frisch. Among people deceased in 1948, Folke Bernadotte ranks 14Before him are Ferdinand I of Bulgaria, Antonin Artaud, Andrei Zhdanov, Walther von Brauchitsch, Karl Brandt, and Babe Ruth. After him are Johannes Blaskowitz, Witold Pilecki, Ruth Benedict, Nikolai Berdyaev, Theodor Morell, and Karl Gebhardt.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Folke Bernadotte ranks 64 out of 1,612Before him are Henning Mankell (1948), Björn Borg (1956), Theodor Svedberg (1884), Stellan Skarsgård (1951), Zlatan Ibrahimović (1981), and Gunnar Myrdal (1898). After him are Anders Jonas Ångström (1814), Carl Larsson (1853), Keke Rosberg (1948), Eric IX of Sweden (1120), Axel Oxenstierna (1583), and Ronnie Peterson (1944).

Among DIPLOMATS In Sweden

Among diplomats born in Sweden, Folke Bernadotte ranks 3Before him are Dag Hammarskjöld (1905) and Raoul Wallenberg (1912). After him are Alva Myrdal (1902) and Hans Blix (1928).