Haakon IV of Norway

1204 - 1263

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Haakon IV Haakonsson (ca. March/April 1204 – 16 December 1263; Old Norse: Hákon Hákonarson [ˈhɑːˌkon ˈhɑːˌkonɑrˌson]; Norwegian: Håkon Håkonsson), sometimes called Haakon the Old in contrast to his namesake son, was King of Norway from 1217 to 1263. His reign lasted for 46 years, longer than any Norwegian king since Harald Fairhair. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Haakon IV of Norway has received more than 461,471 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Haakon IV of Norway is the 1,247th most popular politician (up from 1,269th in 2019), the 24th most popular biography from Norway (up from 25th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Norwegian Politician.

Haakon IV of Norway is most famous for being the first king of the Union of Kalmar.

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Among politicians, Haakon IV of Norway ranks 1,247 out of 15,710Before him are János Kádár, Anthemius, Xerxes II of Persia, Chulalongkorn, James Buchanan, and Peter I of Portugal. After him are Majorian, Esarhaddon, Henry the Lion, Meritaten, Feodor II of Russia, and Ur-Nammu.

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Among people born in 1204, Haakon IV of Norway ranks 1After him are Orda Khan, Henry I of Castile, Margaret of Austria, Queen of Bohemia, Raymond Nonnatus, Henry Raspe, Landgrave of Thuringia, Maria of Courtenay, Otto I, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, and Ibn Abi Usaibia. Among people deceased in 1263, Haakon IV of Norway ranks 3Before him are Alexander Nevsky and Mindaugas. After him are Shinran, Manuel I of Trebizond, and Boniface, Count of Savoy.

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Among people born in Norway, Haakon IV of Norway ranks 24 out of 735Before him are Queen Sonja of Norway (1937), Trygve Lie (1896), Eric Bloodaxe (885), Gro Harlem Brundtland (1939), Jo Nesbø (1960), and Ingólfr Arnarson (850). After him are Harald Hardrada (1015), Sonja Henie (1912), Olaf II of Denmark (1370), Haakon Sigurdsson (930), Jostein Gaarder (1952), and Gerhard Armauer Hansen (1841).


Among politicians born in Norway, Haakon IV of Norway ranks 9Before him are Olaf Tryggvason (963), Olaf II of Norway (993), Vidkun Quisling (1887), Trygve Lie (1896), Eric Bloodaxe (885), and Gro Harlem Brundtland (1939). After him are Harald Hardrada (1015), Olaf II of Denmark (1370), Haakon Sigurdsson (930), Haakon the Good (918), Magnus IV of Sweden (1316), and Sigurd the Crusader (1090).