Famous Norwegian Historical Personalities

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 1 Lagertha

Lagertha.
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Famous As: Ruler
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Norway

 2 Harald I of Norway

Harald I of Norway.
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0850 AD
Birthplace: Eastern Norway
Died: 0933 AD
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 3 Harald Hardrada

Harald Hardrada.
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Famous As: King of Norway (1046 to 1066)
Birthdate: 1015 AD
Birthplace: Ringerike
Died: September 25, 1066

Harald Sigurdsson, or Harald, was the king of Norway from 1046 to 1066. He also made an aim for the Danish throne and the English throne. He was a mercenary and a military leader before taking over as the king. His death marked the end of the Viking Age.

 4 Olaf II of Norway

Olaf II of Norway.
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Famous As: King of Norway
Birthdate: 0995 AD
Birthplace: Ringerike, Norway
Died: July 29, 1030

 5 Eric Bloodaxe

Eric Bloodaxe.
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0885 AD
Birthplace: Svanoya, Norway
Died: 0954 AD

While some believe Eric Bloodaxe was the son of Norwegian king Harald Fairhair, others believe Danish king Harald Bluetooth was his father. True to his nickname, he was a barbarian Viking tyrant who slaughtered his four brothers for the Norwegian throne. Icelandic sagas mention he married a witch named Gunnhild. 

 6 Margaret, Maid of Norway

Margaret, Maid of Norway
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Famous As: Princess
Birthdate: April 9, 1283
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tonsberg
Died: September 26, 1290

 7 Eric of Pomerania

Eric of Pomerania
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 1382 AD
Birthplace: Pomerania, Poland
Died: September 24, 1459
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 8 Haakon IV Haakonsson

Haakon IV Haakonsson
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: March 31, 1204
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Folkenborg, Norway
Died: December 16, 1263

 9 Olaf Tryggvason

Olaf Tryggvason
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0963 AD
Birthplace: Norway
Died: September 9, 1000

 10 Magnus I Olafsson

Magnus I Olafsson
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Famous As: Norway
Birthdate: 1024 AD
Birthplace: Norway
Died: October 25, 1047

 11 Magnus Barefoot

Magnus Barefoot
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 1073 AD
Birthplace: Kingdom of Norway
Died: August 24, 1103

 12 Magnus IV of Sweden

Magnus IV of Sweden
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 1316 AD
Birthplace: Norway
Died: December 1, 1374

 13 Haakon the Good

Haakon the Good
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0920 AD
Birthplace: Hordaland, Norway
Died: 0961 AD

 14 Olaf III of Norway

Olaf III of Norway
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 1050 AD
Birthplace: Norway
Died: September 22, 1093

 15 Magnus II of Norway

Magnus II of Norway
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Famous As: King of Norway
Birthdate: 1048 AD
Birthplace: Norway
Died: April 28, 1069

 16 Haakon V of Norway

Haakon V of Norway
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Famous As: King of Norway
Birthdate: April 10, 1270
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: T√łnsberg Municipality, Norway
Died: May 8, 1319

 17 Harald Greycloak

Harald Greycloak
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0935 AD
Birthplace: Norway
Died: 0969 AD

 18 Sigurd the Crusader

Sigurd the Crusader
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Famous As: King of Norway
Birthdate: 1090 AD
Birthplace: Norway
Died: March 26, 1130

 19 Olaf IV Haakonsson

Olaf IV Haakonsson
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Famous As: King of Denmark and Norway
Birthdate: 1370 AD
Birthplace: Akershus Fortress Akershus Castle, Oslo
Died: August 3, 1387

 20 Magnus VI of Norway

Magnus VI of Norway
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Famous As: King of Norway
Birthdate: May 1, 1238
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Norway
Died: May 9, 1280

 21 Haakon VI of Norway

Haakon VI of Norway
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Famous As: King of Norway
Birthdate: 1340 AD
Birthplace: Norway
Died: 1380 AD

 22 Haakon Sigurdsson

Haakon Sigurdsson
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Famous As: Ruler
Birthdate: 0937 AD
Birthplace: Norway
Died: 0995 AD

 23 Haakon III of Norway

Haakon III of Norway
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Famous As: King of Norway
Birthdate: 1182 AD
Birthplace: Norway
Died: January 1, 1204

 24 Sverre of Norway

Sverre of Norway
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 1151 AD
Birthplace: Faroe Islands, Denmark
Died: March 9, 1202

 25 Margaret of Scotland, Queen of Norway

Margaret of Scotland, Queen of Norway
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Birthdate: February 28, 1261
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Windsor Castle, Windsor, England
Died: April 9, 1283

 26 Magnus V of Norway

Magnus V of Norway
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Famous As: Kng
Birthdate: 1156 AD
Birthplace: Etne Municipality, Norway
Died: June 15, 1184

 27 Elisiv of Kiev

Elisiv of Kiev
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: 1025 AD
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukraine
Died: 1067 AD

 28 Magnus IV of Norway

Magnus IV of Norway
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 1115 AD
Birthplace: Norway
Died: November 12, 1139

 29 Inge I of Norway

Inge I of Norway
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 1135 AD
Birthplace: Norway
Died: February 3, 1161

 30 Haakon II of Norway

Haakon II of Norway
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 1147 AD
Birthplace: Norway
Died: July 7, 1162

 31 Eystein I of Norway

Eystein I of Norway
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Famous As: King of Norway
Birthdate: 1088 AD
Birthplace: Norway
Died: August 29, 1122

 32 Ingrid Ragnvaldsdotter

Ingrid Ragnvaldsdotter
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: 1100 AD
Birthplace: Sweden
Died: 1161 AD

 33 Olav Magnusson of Norway

Olav Magnusson of Norway
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 1099 AD
Birthplace: Norway
Died: December 22, 1115