Haakon the Good

918 - 961

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Haakon Haraldsson (c. 920–961), also Haakon the Good (Old Norse: Hákon góði, Norwegian: Håkon den gode) and Haakon Adalsteinfostre (Old Norse: Hákon Aðalsteinsfóstri, Norwegian: Håkon Adalsteinsfostre), was the king of Norway from 934 to 961. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Haakon the Good has received more than 401,213 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Haakon the Good is the 2,398th most popular politician (down from 2,158th in 2019), the 38th most popular biography from Norway (down from 34th in 2019) and the 13th most popular Norwegian Politician.

Haakon the Good is most famous for being the son of Harald Fairhair and the first king of Norway.

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Among politicians, Haakon the Good ranks 2,398 out of 19,576Before him are Ivan Gašparovič, Alp-Tegin, Alfonso the Battler, Sergei Witte, Seleucus IV Philopator, and Bonne of Luxembourg. After him are Pervez Musharraf, George Vella, Abdullah II of Jordan, Margaret III, Countess of Flanders, Ellac, and Wenceslaus I of Bohemia.

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Among people born in 918, Haakon the Good ranks 1After him is Ibn Babawayh. Among people deceased in 961, Haakon the Good ranks 2Before him is Abd al-Rahman III. After him is Helena Lekapene.

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In Norway

Among people born in Norway, Haakon the Good ranks 38 out of 1,039Before him are Johan Galtung (1930), Harald Hardrada (1015), Odd Hassel (1897), Christian Lous Lange (1869), Peder Severin Krøyer (1851), and Magnus IV of Sweden (1316). After him are Lars Onsager (1903), Magnus the Good (1024), Gustav Vigeland (1869), Haakon IV of Norway (1204), Trygve Haavelmo (1911), and Sophus Lie (1842).


Among politicians born in Norway, Haakon the Good ranks 13Before him are Jens Stoltenberg (1959), Vidkun Quisling (1887), Olaf Tryggvason (963), Eric Bloodaxe (885), Harald Hardrada (1015), and Magnus IV of Sweden (1316). After him are Magnus the Good (1024), Haakon IV of Norway (1204), Haakon Sigurdsson (930), Olaf III of Norway (1050), Princess Astrid, Mrs. Ferner (1932), and Sverre of Norway (1145).