Dag Bergman

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Dag Erik Bergman (23 October 1914 – 10 December 1984), was a Swedish diplomat.


Bergman was the son of the parish minister Erik Bergman and Karin Bergman, née Åkerblom, and the older brother of film director Ingmar Bergman and novelist Margareta Bergman.[1] According to Karin Lannby, Bergman was employed by the intelligence organization C-byrån and was part of the Swedish Volunteer Corps during the Winter War in Finland and active in the National League of Sweden.[2]

Bergman received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Uppsala University in 1938 and a Candidate of Law degree from Stockholm University in 1944 before he became an attaché at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in 1945. He was first secretary in Athens in 1963, embassy counsellor in 1970 (acting in 1965) and ambassador from 1972 to 1973. Bergman was then consul general in Hong Kong from 1973 to 1980.[3]

Bergman was from the 1960s seriously ill,[4] paralyzed by polio and wheelchair bound,[5] he died in Athens in 1984.[1][6]


  1. ^ a b Weigl, Kerstin (12 July 1998). "Bergman glömmer aldrig sin barndom" [Bergman never forget his childhood]. Aftonbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Pryser, Tore; Thunberg, Anders (2007-11-15). "En sfinx, en gåta" [A sphinx, an enigma]. Dagens Nyheter (in Swedish). Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  3. ^ Vem är det: svensk biografisk handbok. 1985 [Who is it: Swedish biographical handbook. 1985] (in Swedish). Stockholm: Norstedt. 1984. p. 107. ISBN 91-1-843222-0. 
  4. ^ Bohman, Gösta (31 December 1987). "Ingmar Bergman och hans tid" [Ingmar Bergman and his time] (PDF). Svensk tidskrift (in Swedish): 495. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  5. ^ Lindqvist, Herman (2012). Mitt i allt: historien om Herman Lindqvist om han får berätta den själv [Amidst all: the story of Herman Lindqvist if he gets to tell it himself] (in Swedish). Stockholm: Bonnier. p. ?. ISBN 978-91-0-012511-0. 
  6. ^ Uddling, Hans; Paabo, Katrin, eds. (1992). Vem är det: svensk biografisk handbok. 1993 [Who is it: Swedish biographical handbook. 1993] (in Swedish). Stockholm: Norstedt. p. 1252. ISBN 91-1-914072-X. 
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Gösta Brunnström
Ambassador of Sweden to Greece
Succeeded by
Agda Rössel
Preceded by
Carl Kjellberg
Consulate general of Sweden in Hong Kong
Succeeded by
Åke Berg