Axel Paulsen

1855 - 1938

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Axel Paulsen (18 July 1855 – 9 February 1938) was a Norwegian figure skater and speed skater. He invented the figure skating Axel jump and held the world title in speed skating from 1882 to 1890. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Axel Paulsen has received more than 76,866 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Axel Paulsen is the 3rd most popular skater, the 106th most popular biography from Norway (down from 87th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Norwegian Skater.

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Among skaters, Axel Paulsen ranks 3 out of 313Before him are Sonja Henie and Ulrich Salchow. After him are Gillis Grafström, Clas Thunberg, Karl Schäfer, Tonya Harding, Katarina Witt, Ivar Ballangrud, Helene Engelmann, Ondrej Nepela, and Madge Syers.

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Among people born in 1855, Axel Paulsen ranks 23Before him are Anatoly Lyadov, Inukai Tsuyoshi, Vlaho Bukovac, Paul-Jacques Curie, Georges Rodenbach, and Živojin Mišić. After him are Edwin Hall, Eduard Meyer, King C. Gillette, Evelyn De Morgan, Guido Adler, and David Bruce. Among people deceased in 1938, Axel Paulsen ranks 68Before him are Edmund Landau, Ludwig Borchardt, Princess Maria Antonietta of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, King Oliver, Yevhen Konovalets, and Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić. After him are Edwin Hall, Valery Chkalov, Otto von Lossow, Jānis K. Bērziņš, Nicola Romeo, and Gillis Grafström.

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In Norway

Among people born in Norway, Axel Paulsen ranks 106 out of 735Before him are Christian Michelsen (1857), Mette-Marit, Crown Princess of Norway (1973), Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway (1973), Oscar Wisting (1871), Carsten Borchgrevink (1864), and Johan Nygaardsvold (1879). After him are Varg Vikernes (1973), Christian Sinding (1856), Hjalmar Johansen (1867), Nordahl Grieg (1902), Thorvald Stoltenberg (1931), and Hans Gude (1825).

Among SKATERS In Norway

Among skaters born in Norway, Axel Paulsen ranks 2Before him are Sonja Henie (1912). After him are Ivar Ballangrud (1904), Hjalmar Andersen (1923), Bernt Evensen (1905), Fred Anton Maier (1938), Roald Aas (1928), Finn Helgesen (1919), Sverre Farstad (1920), Knut Johannesen (1933), Sten Stensen (1947), and Johann Olav Koss (1968).