U Thant

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U Thant
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Thant pictured in 1968.
Secretar-General o the Unitit Naitions
In office
November 30, 1961 – December 31, 1971
Precedit biDag Hammarskjöld
Succeedit biKurt Waldheim
Personal details
Born22 Januar 1909(1909-01-22)
Pantanaw, Breetish Burma, Breetish Raj
Dee'd25 November 1974(1974-11-25) (aged 65)
New York Ceety, Unitit States
Cause o daithLung cancer
Restin placeTomb sooth o Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Burma (Myanmar)
NaitionalityBurmese
Spoose(s)Daw Thein Tin
Relations
  • Po Hnit (faither)
  • Nan Thaung (mither)
  • Khant (brither)
  • Thaung (brither)
  • Tin Maung (brither)
Bairns
  • Maung Bo
  • Tin Maung Thant
  • Aye Aye Thant
Parents
  • Po Hnit
  • Nan Thaung
ReligionTheravada Buddhism

U Thant (Burmese: ဦးသန္ ့့; MLCTS: u:san.; Burmese pronunciation: [ʔú θa̰ɴ]; Inglis pronunciation: /ˌuː ˈθɑːnt/;[1] Januar 22, 1909 – November 25, 1974) wis a Burmese diplomat an the third Secretary-General o the Unitit Naitions, frae 1961 tae 1971. He wis chosen for the post when his predecessor, Dag Hammarskjöld, dee'd in September 1961.

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