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Harald Fairhair

850 - 933

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Harald Fairhair (c. 850 – c. 932) was a Norwegian king. According to traditions current in Norway and Iceland in the eleventh and twelfth centuries, he reigned from c. 872 to 930 and was the first King of Norway. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Harald Fairhair has received more than 3,259,417 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia. Harald Fairhair is the 276th most popular politician (down from 116th in 2019), the 9th most popular biography from Norway (down from 6th in 2019) and the 2nd 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 276 out of 15,577Before him are Mahmud II, Charles the Bald, Edward III of England, Elizabeth of Russia, William the Silent, and Silvio Berlusconi. After him are Georges Danton, Ariel Sharon, Edward II of England, Ahmed II, Alexander II of Russia, and Charles II of Spain.

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

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Among people born in Norway, Harald Fairhair ranks 9 out of 927Before him are Roald Amundsen (1872), Edvard Grieg (1843), Henrik Ibsen (1828), Harald V of Norway (1937), Knut Hamsun (1859), and Anni-Frid Lyngstad (1945). After him are Rollo (846), Fridtjof Nansen (1861), Erik the Red (950), Thor Heyerdahl (1914), Niels Henrik Abel (1802), and Olaf II of Norway (993).


Among politicians born in Norway, Harald Fairhair ranks 2Before him are Harald V of Norway (1937). After him are Olaf II of Norway (993), Olaf Tryggvason (963), Trygve Lie (1896), Eric Bloodaxe (885), Vidkun Quisling (1887), Jens Stoltenberg (1959), Gro Harlem Brundtland (1939), Harald Hardrada (1015), Magnus the Good (1024), and Olaf II of Denmark (1370).