Johan Gabriel Oxenstierna (pentathlete)
Johan Gabriel Oxenstierna at the 1932 Olympics
28 August 1899|
18 July 1995 95) (aged|
|Club||Flottans IF, Karlskrona|
Oxenstierna belonged to one of the oldest noble families of Sweden, which is known from the 13th century. In 1917 he became a Navy officer and in 1932 appointed naval attaché in Paris; upon his return to Sweden he was promoted to Lieutenant Commander. During World War II he served as a defense attaché in London. His enciphered cables to his government were treacherously passed on to the Germans by a code clerk in Stockholm who deciphered them, becoming a major source of naval intelligence to the Nazi regime. He retired in 1954 in the rank of sea captain.
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