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Olaf III of Norway

1050 - 1093

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Olaf III or Olaf Haraldsson (Old Norse: Óláfr Haraldsson, Norwegian: Olav Haraldsson; c. 1050 – 22 September 1093), known as Olaf the Peaceful (Old Norse: Óláfr kyrri, Norwegian: Olav Kyrre), was King of Norway from 1067 until his death in 1093.He was present at the Battle of Stamford Bridge in England in 1066 where his father, King Harald Hardrada, saw defeat and was killed in action, an event that directly preceded his kingship. During his rule, Olaf made peace with regards to earlier royal conflicts with the church, strengthened the power of the monarchy, and is traditionally credited with founding the city of Bergen circa 1070. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Olaf III of Norway has received more than 296,814 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Olaf III of Norway is the 3,552nd most popular politician (down from 2,968th in 2019), the 50th most popular biography from Norway (up from 52nd in 2019) and the 21st most popular Norwegian Politician.

Olaf III of Norway is most famous for his conversion to Christianity.

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Among politicians, Olaf III of Norway ranks 3,552 out of 15,577Before him are Emund the Old, Karim Khan Zand, Georges Ernest Boulanger, Louis William, Margrave of Baden-Baden, Helenus, and James Macpherson. After him are Alfred Moisiu, Niceto Alcalá-Zamora, Karl Lueger, Miguel Díaz-Canel, Emperor Huan of Han, and Emperor Ping of Han.

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Among people born in 1050, Olaf III of Norway ranks 10Before him are Michael VII Doukas, Peter the Hermit, Roscellinus, Frederick I, Duke of Swabia, Halsten Stenkilsson, and Sviatopolk II of Kiev. After him are Walter Sans Avoir, Irnerius, Amadeus II, Count of Savoy, Olaf I of Denmark, Leopold II, Margrave of Austria, and Muhammad I of Khwarazm. Among people deceased in 1093, Olaf III of Norway ranks 4Before him are Vsevolod I of Kiev, Saint Margaret of Scotland, and Bertha of Holland. After him are Malcolm III of Scotland, Robert I, Count of Flanders, Hugh I, Duke of Burgundy, and Constance of Burgundy.

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Among people born in Norway, Olaf III of Norway ranks 50 out of 927Before him are Trygve Haavelmo (1911), Princess Ragnhild, Mrs. Lorentzen (1930), Johan Galtung (1930), Sophus Lie (1842), Hans Egede (1686), and Kåre Willoch (1928). After him are Sverre of Norway (1145), Haakon V of Norway (1270), Johan Christian Dahl (1788), Gustav Vigeland (1869), Johan Halvorsen (1864), and Gunnbjörn Ulfsson (910).


Among politicians born in Norway, Olaf III of Norway ranks 21Before him are Haakon Sigurdsson (930), Haakon IV of Norway (1204), Harald Greycloak (935), Princess Astrid, Mrs. Ferner (1932), Princess Ragnhild, Mrs. Lorentzen (1930), and Kåre Willoch (1928). After him are Sverre of Norway (1145), Haakon V of Norway (1270), Gunnbjörn Ulfsson (910), Eric II of Norway (1268), Magnus VI of Norway (1238), and Erna Solberg (1961).