Olaf II of Norway

993 - 1030

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Olaf II Haraldsson (c. 995 – 29 July 1030), later known as Saint Olaf (and traditionally as St. Olave), was King of Norway from 1015 to 1028. Son of Harald Grenske, a petty king in Vestfold, Norway, he was posthumously given the title Rex Perpetuus Norvegiae (English: Eternal/Perpetual King of Norway) and canonised at Nidaros (Trondheim) by Bishop Grimkell, one year after his death in the Battle of Stiklestad on 29 July 1030. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Olaf II of Norway has received more than 855,238 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia. Olaf II of Norway is the 565th most popular politician (down from 563rd in 2019), the 15th most popular biography from Norway and the 4th most popular Norwegian Politician.

Olaf II of Norway is most famous for the Battle of Stiklestad.

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Among politicians, Olaf II of Norway ranks 565 out of 15,710Before him are Frederick William I of Prussia, Oscar II of Sweden, Hatice Sultan, Françoise-Athénaïs de Rochechouart, Marquise de Montespan, Oscar I of Sweden, and Gerhard Schröder. After him are Christian IV of Denmark, Taejo of Goryeo, Robert the Bruce, Abdülaziz, Artaxerxes II of Persia, and Ante Pavelić.

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Among people born in 993, Olaf II of Norway ranks 1After him are Edmund Ironside and Samuel ibn Naghrillah. Among people deceased in 1030, Olaf II of Norway ranks 1After him are Mahmud of Ghazni, Miskawayh, Adalberon, William V, Duke of Aquitaine, and Ogive of Luxembourg.

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Among people born in Norway, Olaf II of Norway ranks 15 out of 735Before him are Fridtjof Nansen (1861), Erik the Red (950), Anni-Frid Lyngstad (1945), Thor Heyerdahl (1914), Niels Henrik Abel (1802), and Olaf Tryggvason (963). After him are Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson (1832), Vidkun Quisling (1887), Queen Sonja of Norway (1937), Trygve Lie (1896), Eric Bloodaxe (885), and Gro Harlem Brundtland (1939).


Among politicians born in Norway, Olaf II of Norway ranks 4Before him are Harald Fairhair (850), Harald V of Norway (1937), and Olaf Tryggvason (963). After him are 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).