Harald Fairhair

850 - 933

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Harald I Fairhair (Old Norse: Haraldr inn hárfagri [ˈhɑrˌɑldz̠ inː ˈhɑːrˌfɑɣre]; Norwegian: Harald hårfagre; Modern Icelandic: Haraldur hárfagri [ˈhaːrˌaltʏr ˈhaurˌfaɣrɪ]; putatively c. 850 – c. 932) is portrayed by the Icelandic sagas as the first King of Norway. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Harald Fairhair has received more than 2,457,959 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Harald Fairhair is the 116th most popular politician (up from 200th in 2019), the 5th most popular biography from Norway (up from 7th in 2019) and the most popular Norwegian Politician.

Harald Fairhair is most famous for uniting Norway under one king and establishing the first Norwegian dynasty.

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Among politicians, Harald Fairhair ranks 116 out of 15,710Before him are Pepin the Short, Murad III, Yasser Arafat, Mark Antony, Kim Jong-il, and Uthman. After him are Marcus Licinius Crassus, Angela Merkel, Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor, Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor, Henry V of England, and Clovis I.

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Among people born in 850, Harald Fairhair ranks 2Before him is Ragnar Lodbrok. After him are Arnulf of Carinthia, Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye, Pope John IX, Ingólfr Arnarson, Berengar I of Italy, Pope Romanus, Pope Stephen V, Pope Stephen VI, Pope Stephen VII, and Linji Yixuan. Among people deceased in 933, Harald Fairhair ranks 1After him are Alfonso IV of León and Alfonso Fróilaz.

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In Norway

Among people born in Norway, Harald Fairhair ranks 5 out of 735Before him are Edvard Munch (1863), Henrik Ibsen (1828), Edvard Grieg (1843), and Roald Amundsen (1872). After him are Knut Hamsun (1859), Rollo (846), Harald V of Norway (1937), Fridtjof Nansen (1861), Erik the Red (950), Anni-Frid Lyngstad (1945), and Thor Heyerdahl (1914).


Among politicians born in Norway, Harald Fairhair ranks 1After him are Harald V of Norway (1937), Olaf Tryggvason (963), Olaf II of Norway (993), Vidkun Quisling (1887), Trygve Lie (1896), Eric Bloodaxe (885), Gro Harlem Brundtland (1939), Haakon IV of Norway (1204), Harald Hardrada (1015), Olaf II of Denmark (1370), and Haakon Sigurdsson (930).