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Olaf Tryggvason

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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 is seen as an important factor in the conversion of the Norse to Christianity. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Olaf Tryggvason has received more than 581,516 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Olaf Tryggvason is the 894th most popular politician (down from 519th in 2019), the 16th most popular biography from Norway (down from 15th in 2019) and the 4th 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 894 out of 15,577Before him are Diane de Poitiers, Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark, Thutmose II, Antigonus I Monophthalmus, Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk, and Wojciech Jaruzelski. After him are Aristides, Faisal of Saudi Arabia, Mindaugas, Sneferu, Amenhotep II, and Marcus Aemilius Lepidus.

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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, Harthacnut I of Denmark, Al-Maqdisi, Zoe Karbonopsina, García Sánchez II of Pamplona, Henry of Speyer, Abu-Mahmud Khojandi, Abū Sahl al-Qūhī, Bertha of Swabia, Joseph Genesius, and Matsyendranatha.

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Among people born in Norway, Olaf Tryggvason ranks 16 out of 927Before him are Rollo (846), Fridtjof Nansen (1861), Erik the Red (950), Thor Heyerdahl (1914), Niels Henrik Abel (1802), and Olaf II of Norway (993). After him are Trygve Lie (1896), Queen Sonja of Norway (1937), Eric Bloodaxe (885), Vidkun Quisling (1887), Jens Stoltenberg (1959), and Jo Nesbø (1960).


Among politicians born in Norway, Olaf Tryggvason ranks 4Before him are Harald V of Norway (1937), Harald Fairhair (850), and Olaf II of Norway (993). After him are 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).