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Bernadotte, Count Folke

Syllabification: Ber·na·dotte, Count Folke
Pronunciation: /ˌbernəˈdät, -ˈdôt
 
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Definition of Bernadotte, Count Folke in English:

( 1895–1948), Swedish statesman. As vice president of the Swedish Red Cross, he arranged the exchange of prisoners of war and in 1945 conveyed a German offer of capitulation to the Allies. Appointed as UN mediator in Palestine in 1948, he was assassinated by the Stern Gang.

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