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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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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Olav V of Norway
(Former King of Norway (1957 - 1991))
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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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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Maud of Wales
( Queen of Norway as the Wife of King Haakon VII)
Maud of Wales
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Birthdate: November 26, 1869
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
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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Lagertha
(Ruler)
Lagertha
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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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Haakon VII of Norway
(Former 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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Eric Bloodaxe
(King of Norway from 931 to 933)
Eric Bloodaxe
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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 I of Denmark
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Birthdate: March 15, 1353
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: October 28, 1412
Margaret, Maid of Norway
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Birthdate: April 9, 1283
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tønsberg, Norway
Died: September 26, 1290
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Cnut
(King of all England and Denmark and the Norwegians and Some of the Swedes)
Cnut
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Birthdate: 0990 AD
Birthplace: Denmark
Died: November 12, 1035
Christian VII of Denmark
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Birthdate: January 29, 1749
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: March 13, 1808
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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
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Christian IV of Denmark
(King of Denmark and Norway Who Led Denmark into the 'Thirty Years' War')
Christian IV of Denmark
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Birthdate: April 12, 1577
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Frederiksborg Castle, Hillerød, Denmark
Died: February 28, 1648

Christian IV was the king of Denmark and Norway in the late 16th and early 17th centuries. Ambitious as a ruler, he involved Denmark in many wars, including 2 failed campaigns against Sweden and the Thirty Years’ War, which proved to be a disaster for his kingdom’s economy.

Christian II of Denmark
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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
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Eric of Pomerania
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Birthdate: 1382 AD
Birthplace: Pomerania, Poland
Died: September 24, 1459
Haakon IV Haakonsson
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Birthdate: 1204
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Folkenborg, Norway
Died: December 16, 1263
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Frederick V of Denmark
(King of Denmark and Norway Who Improved Denmark's Foreign Trade)
Frederick V of Denmark
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Birthdate: March 31, 1723
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Christiansborg Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: January 14, 1766

Frederick ruled as the king of Denmark and Norway in the 18th century. The son of Christian VI of Denmark, he gained fame by improving Denmark’s foreign trade and relations. He also remained neutral in the Seven Years’ War. He was also a patron of the arts.

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Christian I of Denmark
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Birthdate: 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
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Birthdate: 1073 AD
Birthplace: Kingdom of Norway
Died: August 24, 1103
Christian V of Denmark
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Birthdate: April 15, 1646
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Duborg Castle, Flensburg, Germany
Died: August 25, 1699
Magnus IV of Sweden
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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
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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
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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
(Norwegian Ruler Who Reigned From 975 to 995)
Haakon Sigurdsson
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Birthdate: 0937 AD
Birthplace: Norway
Died: 0995 AD

Haakon Sigurdsson was a Norwegian ruler who reigned as the de facto ruler from about 975 to 995. Often depicted as a cruel ruler who enjoyed raping women, often the daughters of commoners and nobles, Haakon Sigurdsson's life has inspired several plays and literary works.

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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
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Sverre of Norway
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Birthdate: 1151 AD
Birthplace: Faroe Islands, Denmark
Died: March 9, 1202
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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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Elisiv of Kiev
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Birthdate: 1025 AD
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukraine
Died: 1067 AD
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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

Margaret of Scotland was the Queen of Norway, as the wife of King Eric II of Norway. The daughter of Scottish king Alexander III, she was married off to Eric II to strengthen political ties between Norway and Scotland. She was known to have taught Eric French and English.

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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