Gro Harlem Brundtland

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Gro Brundtland (Norwegian pronunciation: [ˈɡruː ˈhɑ̀ːlɛm ˈbrʉ̀ntlɑnː]; born Gro Harlem, 20 April 1939) is a Norwegian politician (Arbeiderpartiet), who served three terms as the 29th prime minister of Norway (1981, 1986–89, and 1990–96) and as the director-general of the World Health Organization from 1998 to 2003. She is also known for having chaired the Brundtland Commission which presented the Brundtland Report on sustainable development. Educated as a physician, Brundtland joined the Labour Party and entered the government in 1974 as Minister of the Environment. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gro Harlem Brundtland has received more than 652,651 page views. Her biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 73 in 2019). Gro Harlem Brundtland is the 1,373rd most popular politician (down from 830th in 2019), the 23rd most popular biography from Norway (down from 22nd in 2019) and the 9th most popular Politician.

Gro Harlem Brundtland was the Prime Minister of Norway from 1981 to 1986 and from 1990 to 1996. She was also the Director-General of the World Health Organization from 1998 to 2003.

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Among politicians, Gro Harlem Brundtland ranks 1,373 out of 15,577Before her are Cyrus I, Andronikos I Komnenos, Adnan Menderes, Yang Shangkun, Jamukha, and Mohammed Omar. After her are Qin Er Shi, Perseus of Macedon, An Lushan, Süleyman Demirel, Rodolfo Graziani, and Johan de Witt.

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Among people born in 1939, Gro Harlem Brundtland ranks 16Before her are George Lazenby, Harvey Keitel, Margaret Atwood, Giovanni Trapattoni, Giovanni Falcone, and Reuven Rivlin. After her are Jackie Stewart, Zviad Gamsakhurdia, Karel Gott, Richard Kiel, Ada Yonath, and Ralph Lauren.

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Among people born in Norway, Gro Harlem Brundtland ranks 23 out of 927Before her are Trygve Lie (1896), Queen Sonja of Norway (1937), Eric Bloodaxe (885), Vidkun Quisling (1887), Jens Stoltenberg (1959), and Jo Nesbø (1960). After her are Ingólfr Arnarson (850), Harald Hardrada (1015), Jostein Gaarder (1952), Ragnar Frisch (1895), Magnus the Good (1024), and Ludvig Holberg (1684).


Among politicians born in Norway, Gro Harlem Brundtland ranks 9Before her are Olaf II of Norway (993), Olaf Tryggvason (963), Trygve Lie (1896), Eric Bloodaxe (885), Vidkun Quisling (1887), and Jens Stoltenberg (1959). After her are Harald Hardrada (1015), Magnus the Good (1024), Olaf II of Denmark (1370), Magnus IV of Sweden (1316), Haakon the Good (918), and Haakon Sigurdsson (930).