Olaf Tryggvason

963 - 1000

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Olaf Tryggvason (960s – 9 September 1000) was King of Norway from 995 to 1000. He was the son of Tryggvi Olafsson, king of Viken (Vingulmark, and Rånrike), and, according to later sagas, the great-grandson of Harald Fairhair, first King of Norway. He is numbered as Olaf I. Olaf was important in the conversion of the Norse to Christianity, but he did so forcibly within his own kingdom. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Olaf Tryggvason has received more than 777,751 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Olaf Tryggvason is the 1,325th most popular politician (down from 886th in 2019), the 25th most popular biography from Norway (down from 16th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Norwegian Politician.

Olaf Tryggvason was a king of Norway in the 10th century. He was most famous for converting the Norwegian people to Christianity.

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Among politicians, Olaf Tryggvason ranks 1,325 out of 19,576Before him are Ur-Nammu, Al-Kamil, Christian V of Denmark, Isaac Herzog, Uzun Hasan, and John IV of Portugal. After him are Abaqa Khan, Alexios V Doukas, Charles-Henri Sanson, Maymunah bint al-Harith, Carus, and Leo VI the Wise.

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Among people born in 963, Olaf Tryggvason ranks 1After him are Richard II, Duke of Normandy, Alp-Tegin, and Anna Porphyrogenita. Among people deceased in 1000, Olaf Tryggvason ranks 1After him are Bjarni Herjólfsson, Al-Maqdisi, Harthacnut I of Denmark, Zoe Karbonopsina, Abu-Mahmud Khojandi, Abū Sahl al-Qūhī, Constantine of Preslav, Henry of Speyer, Bertha of Swabia, Ibn Sahl, and Abu Sulayman Sijistani.

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Among people born in Norway, Olaf Tryggvason ranks 25 out of 1,039Before him are Olaf II of Denmark (1370), Trygve Lie (1896), Olaf II of Norway (993), Jo Nesbø (1960), Jens Stoltenberg (1959), and Vidkun Quisling (1887). After him are Ivar Aasen (1813), Ingólfr Arnarson (850), Eric Bloodaxe (885), Ludvig Holberg (1684), Ragnar Frisch (1895), and Jostein Gaarder (1952).


Among politicians born in Norway, Olaf Tryggvason ranks 9Before him are Gro Harlem Brundtland (1939), Olaf II of Denmark (1370), Trygve Lie (1896), Olaf II of Norway (993), Jens Stoltenberg (1959), and Vidkun Quisling (1887). After him are Eric Bloodaxe (885), Harald Hardrada (1015), Magnus IV of Sweden (1316), Haakon the Good (918), Magnus the Good (1024), and Haakon IV of Norway (1204).