Famous Norwegian Historical Personalities

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Rollo
(King)

Rollo
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Birthdate: 0846 AD
Birthplace: Scandinavia
Died: 0930 AD

Rollo of Normandy, also known as Rolf, is part of Scandinavian lore. A Viking, he was known for his exploits as a pirate on the seas of France, England, and other lands. When he attacked France with his Danish army, he was given Neustria, or Normandy, as part of a truce.

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Harald V of Norway
(King of Norway)

Harald V of Norway
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Birthdate: February 21, 1937
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Skaugum, Norway

Harald V of Norway ascended the throne after the demise of his father, King Olav V. A sports enthusiast, he represented Norway in sailing at three Olympic Games. He also became a patron of World Sailing. The King is an admiral, the Supreme Commander of the Norwegian Armed Forces and a four-star general.

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Olav V of Norway
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Birthdate: July 2, 1903
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sandringham, Norfolk, England
Died: January 17, 1991

Olav V of Norway served as the king of Norway from 1957 to 1991. Olav became heir apparent to the throne in 1905 when his father was crowned king of Norway. His leadership skills during World War II earned him the position of Norwegian Chief of Defence in 1944. Nicknamed The People's King, Olav was popular for his down-to-earth style.

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 4 
Harald Hardrada
(King of Norway (1046 to 1066))

Harald Hardrada
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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.

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Harald I of Norway
(King of Norway)

Harald I of Norway
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Birthdate: 0850 AD
Birthplace: Norway
Died: 0932 AD

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Haakon VII of Norway
(King of Norway (1905-1957))

Haakon VII of Norway
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Birthdate: August 3, 1872
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Charlottenlund, Denmark
Died: September 21, 1957
Haakon VII of Norway was the first king of Norway following its independence in 1905 and ruled through the two World Wars. He is remembered for his valor against the Germans in World War II, when he rejected an order of abdication and went into exile to England.

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Maud of Wales
(Queen of Norway (1950-1938))

Maud of Wales
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Birthdate: November 26, 1869
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Marlborough House, London, England
Died: November 20, 1938

Daughter of King Edward VII of Norway, Maud of Wales, was known for being a tomboy and had even been nicknamed Harry, after a valiant admiral. She married Prince Carl of Denmark. After Carl took over as King Haakon VII of Norway, Maud became the queen of Norway, too.

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 8 
Lagertha
(Ruler)

Lagertha
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Norway

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Olaf II of Norway
(King of Norway)

Olaf II of Norway
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Birthdate: 0995 AD
Birthplace: Ringerike, Norway
Died: July 29, 1030

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Eric Bloodaxe
(King of Norway (931-933))

Eric Bloodaxe
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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. 

Frederick VI of Denmark
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Birthdate: January 28, 1768
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: December 3, 1839

Margaret, Maid of Norway
3
Birthdate: April 9, 1283
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tønsberg, Norway
Died: September 26, 1290

Margaret I of Denmark
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Birthdate: March 15, 1353
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: October 28, 1412

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Oscar I of Sweden
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Birthdate: July 4, 1799
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: July 8, 1859

Christian VII of Denmark
3
Birthdate: January 29, 1749
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: March 13, 1808

Christian IV of Denmark
3
Birthdate: April 12, 1577
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Frederiksborg Castle, Hillerød, Denmark
Died: February 28, 1648

Christian II of Denmark
4
Birthdate: July 1, 1481
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nyborg, Denmark
Died: January 25, 1559

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

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

Haakon IV Haakonsson
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Birthdate: 0963 AD, 1204
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Folkenborg, Norway
Died: December 16, 1263

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Eric of Pomerania
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Birthdate: 1382 AD
Birthplace: Pomerania, Poland
Died: September 24, 1459

Frederick V of Denmark
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Birthdate: March 31, 1723
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Christiansborg Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: January 14, 1766

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Christian I of Denmark
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Birthdate: March 31, 1723, 1426
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Oldenburg, Germany
Died: May 21, 1481

Christian VIII of Denmark
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Birthdate: September 18, 1786
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: January 20, 1848

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Magnus Barefoot
2
Birthdate: 1073 AD
Birthplace: Kingdom of Norway
Died: August 24, 1103

Christian V of Denmark
2
Birthdate: April 15, 1646
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Duborg Castle, Flensburg, Germany
Died: August 25, 1699

Magnus IV of Sweden
2
Birthdate: 1316 AD
Birthplace: Norway
Died: December 1, 1374

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

 29 

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

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Magnus II of Norway
(King of Norway)

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

Christopher of Bavaria
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Birthdate: February 26, 1416
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz, Germany
Died: January 6, 1448

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Harald Greycloak
2
Birthdate: 0935 AD
Birthplace: Norway
Died: 0969 AD

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Haakon V of Norway
(King of Norway)

Haakon V of Norway
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Birthdate: April 10, 1270
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tønsberg Municipality, Norway
Died: May 8, 1319

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Olaf IV Haakonsson
(King of Denmark and Norway)

Olaf IV Haakonsson
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Birthdate: 1370 AD
Birthplace: Akershus Fortress Akershus Castle, Oslo
Died: August 3, 1387

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Haakon Sigurdsson
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Birthdate: 0937 AD
Birthplace: Norway
Died: 0995 AD

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Sigurd the Crusader
(King of Norway)

Sigurd the Crusader
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Birthdate: 1090 AD
Birthplace: Norway
Died: March 26, 1130

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Magnus VI of Norway
(King of Norway)

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

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Haakon VI of Norway
(King of Norway)

Haakon VI of Norway
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Birthdate: 1340 AD
Birthplace: Norway
Died: 1380 AD

 39 

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

 40 

Elisiv of Kiev
1
Birthdate: 1025 AD
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukraine
Died: 1067 AD

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Haakon III of Norway
(King of Norway)

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

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

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Margaret of Scotland, Queen of Norway
(Queen Consort of Norway (1281 - 1283))

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

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

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Sigurd II of Norway
(King of Norway)

Sigurd II of Norway
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Birthdate: 1133 AD
Birthplace: Norway
Died: June 10, 1155

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

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

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Eystein I of Norway
(King of Norway)

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

Ingrid Ragnvaldsdotter
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Birthdate: 1100 AD
Birthplace: Sweden
Died: 1161 AD

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Harald Gille
0
Birthdate: 1102 AD
Birthplace: Ireland
Died: December 14, 1136