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 679,722 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Folke Bernadotte is the 13th most popular diplomat (up from 15th in 2019), the 51st most popular biography from Sweden (up from 63rd 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 13 out of 51Before him are Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Alexandra Kollontai, John Jay, Raoul Wallenberg, John R. Bolton, and Ferdinand de Lesseps. After him are Prince Claus of the Netherlands, Mohamed ElBaradei, Madeleine Albright, Hasekura Tsunenaga, Chiune Sugihara, and Alva Myrdal.

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Among people born in 1895, Folke Bernadotte ranks 21Before him are Paul Hindemith, Rudolph Valentino, Amin al-Husseini, Paul Éluard, Semyon Timoshenko, and Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen. After him are Wilm Hosenfeld, Aleksandr Vasilevsky, Sergei Yesenin, Henrik Dam, Dolores Ibárruri, and Zog I of Albania. Among people deceased in 1948, Folke Bernadotte ranks 11Before him are Hideki Tojo, Franz Lehár, Antonin Artaud, Ferdinand I of Bulgaria, Walther von Brauchitsch, and Andrei Zhdanov. After him are Osamu Dazai, Johannes Blaskowitz, Karl Brandt, Babe Ruth, Nikolai Berdyaev, and Ruth Benedict.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Folke Bernadotte ranks 51 out of 1,296Before him are Princess Märtha of Sweden (1901), Astrid of Sweden (1905), Agnetha Fältskog (1950), Anita Ekberg (1931), Henning Mankell (1948), and Eric XIV of Sweden (1533). After him are Axel von Fersen the Younger (1755), Gunnar Nordahl (1921), Anders Jonas Ångström (1814), Benny Andersson (1946), Björn Ulvaeus (1945), and Manne Siegbahn (1886).

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).