Einar Gerhardsen

1897 - 1987

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Einar Henry Gerhardsen (Einar Gerhardtsen.ogg ; 10 May 1897 – 19 September 1987) was a Norwegian politician from the Labour Party of Norway. He was the 22nd prime minister of Norway for three periods, 1945–1951, 1955–1963 and 1963–1965. With totally 17 years in office, he is the longest serving Prime Minister in Norway since the introduction of parliamentarism. Many Norwegians often refer to him as "Landsfaderen" (Father of the Nation); he is generally considered one of the main architects of the post-war rebuilding of Norway after World War II. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Einar Gerhardsen has received more than 179,875 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Einar Gerhardsen is the 6,632nd most popular politician (down from 6,001st in 2019), the 114th most popular biography from Norway (down from 101st in 2019) and the 42nd most popular Norwegian Politician.

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Among politicians, Einar Gerhardsen ranks 6,632 out of 15,710Before him are Sergey Sazonov, Maximus of Hispania, William II, Count of Hainaut, Johann Nepomuk Karl, Prince of Liechtenstein, Otto I, Margrave of Brandenburg, and Tacfarinas. After him are Kaliman I of Bulgaria, Meinhard III, Count of Gorizia-Tyrol, Soong Ai-ling, Christian III, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken, Alexander Farnese, Prince of Parma, and Prince Oscar Bernadotte.

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Among people born in 1897, Einar Gerhardsen ranks 101Before him are Edith Head, Otto Dietrich, Joseph Darnand, Chen Cheng, Vaso Čubrilović, and Bernard Lyot. After him are J. P. Guilford, Alexandre Tansman, Polina Zhemchuzhina, Olga Chekhova, Edmund Heines, and Richard Hildebrandt. Among people deceased in 1987, Einar Gerhardsen ranks 64Before him are Eugen Jochum, Geraldine Page, Morton Feldman, Joop den Uyl, Maxwell D. Taylor, and Gordon Gollob. After him are J. P. Guilford, Zeca Afonso, Mahadevi Varma, Carlos José Castilho, Américo Tomás, and Will Sampson.

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Among people born in Norway, Einar Gerhardsen ranks 114 out of 735Before him are Varg Vikernes (1973), Christian Sinding (1856), Hjalmar Johansen (1867), Nordahl Grieg (1902), Thorvald Stoltenberg (1931), and Hans Gude (1825). After him are Henrik Wergeland (1808), Sigurd Slembe (1100), Caspar Wessel (1745), Arne Garborg (1851), Kjell Magne Bondevik (1947), and Margit Sandemo (1924).


Among politicians born in Norway, Einar Gerhardsen ranks 42Before him are Haakon Ericsson (995), Eystein I of Norway (1088), Magnus, Duke of Saxony (1042), Christian Michelsen (1857), Johan Nygaardsvold (1879), and Thorvald Stoltenberg (1931). After him are Sigurd Slembe (1100), Kjell Magne Bondevik (1947), Thorbjørn Jagland (1950), Princess Märtha Louise of Norway (1971), Trygve Bratteli (1910), and Ulvhild Håkansdotter (1090).