Olav V of Norway

1903 - 1991

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Olav V (Norwegian pronunciation: [ˈûːlɑːv dɛn ˈfɛ̂mtə]; born Prince Alexander of Denmark; 2 July 1903 – 17 January 1991) was King of Norway from 1957 until his death in 1991. Olav was the only child of King Haakon VII of Norway and Maud of Wales. He became heir apparent to the Norwegian throne when his father was elected King of Norway in 1905. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Olav V of Norway has received more than 3,333,638 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). Olav V of Norway is the 212th most popular politician (up from 517th in 2019), the 56th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 134th in 2019) and the 13th most popular British Politician.

Olav V of Norway is most famous for being the King of Norway from 1957 to 1991.

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Among politicians, Olav V of Norway ranks 212 out of 19,576Before him are Joanna of Castile, Heraclius, Amenhotep III, George H. W. Bush, Haakon VII of Norway, and Louis XVII of France. After him are Xi Jinping, Kublai Khan, Jacques Chirac, Tomyris, Klemens von Metternich, and Louis IX of France.

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Among people born in 1903, Olav V of Norway ranks 2Before him is George Orwell. After him are John von Neumann, Konrad Lorenz, Aram Khachaturian, Theodor W. Adorno, Georges Simenon, Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Mark Rothko, Habib Bourguiba, C. F. Powell, and Fernandel. Among people deceased in 1991, Olav V of Norway ranks 2Before him is Freddie Mercury. After him are Dr. Seuss, Vasily Zaitsev, Yves Montand, Serge Gainsbourg, Edwin McMillan, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Carl David Anderson, Klaus Kinski, Jiang Qing, and Klaus Barbie.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Olav V of Norway ranks 56 out of 8,785Before him are Francis Drake (1540), Mary, Queen of Scots (1542), Oliver Cromwell (1599), Thomas More (1478), Daniel Defoe (1660), and Charles Babbage (1791). After him are Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother (1900), Emily Brontë (1818), Herbert Spencer (1820), Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon (1930), William Wallace (1270), and Edward Jenner (1749).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Olav V of Norway ranks 13Before him are Mary II of England (1662), Margaret Thatcher (1925), Mary I of England (1516), John Major (1943), Mary, Queen of Scots (1542), and Oliver Cromwell (1599). After him are Edward Heath (1916), George III of the United Kingdom (1738), Alfred the Great (849), George VI (1895), Edward VI of England (1537), and Edward I of England (1239).