Bernadotte, Folke, Count
Born: Jan 02, 1895 AD
Died: 1948 AD, at 53 years of age.
1895 - He was born on the 2nd of Janaury.
- He graduated from military school of Karlberg and a Swedish cavalry officer in the Royal Horse Guards.
1928 - He married Estelle Manville a wealthy American heiress whom he had met in the French Riviera.
1943-1944 - He organized prisoner exchanges which brought home 11,000 prisoners from Germany via Sweden.
- He received a German surrender offer from Heinrich Himmler.
- He attempted to negotiate an armistice between Germany and the Allies.
- In Germany, he met Heinrich Himmler, who had become commander for the entire German army.
1947-1948 - He was United Nations Security Council mediator in the Arab-Israeli conflict.
1948 - He was appointed as the United Nations' mediator in Palestine.
- Bernadotte was assassinated on the 17th September by members of the Lehi group.
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