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 518,825 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia. Olaf Tryggvason is the 519th most popular politician (up from 633rd in 2019), the 15th most popular biography from Norway (up from 16th in 2019) and the 3rd 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 519 out of 15,710Before him are Henry II, Holy Roman Emperor, Robert Mugabe, Menachem Begin, Frederick I of Prussia, Valerian, and Fulgencio Batista. After him are Emperor Wu of Han, Constantius Chlorus, Umar II, Neville Chamberlain, Valens, and Anna of Russia.

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

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Among people born in Norway, Olaf Tryggvason ranks 15 out of 735Before him are Harald V of Norway (1937), Fridtjof Nansen (1861), Erik the Red (950), Anni-Frid Lyngstad (1945), Thor Heyerdahl (1914), and Niels Henrik Abel (1802). After him are Olaf II of Norway (993), Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson (1832), Vidkun Quisling (1887), Queen Sonja of Norway (1937), Trygve Lie (1896), and Eric Bloodaxe (885).


Among politicians born in Norway, Olaf Tryggvason ranks 3Before him are Harald Fairhair (850) and Harald V of Norway (1937). After him are Olaf II of Norway (993), 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).