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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 3,294,595 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Olav V of Norway is the 518th most popular politician (up from 626th in 2019), the 134th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 170th in 2019) and the 30th 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 518 out of 15,577Before him are Hans-Adam II, Prince of Liechtenstein, Dmitry Medvedev, Giuseppe Mazzini, François Hollande, Georgy Malenkov, and Gaiseric. After him are Leopold III of Belgium, Nicolas Sarkozy, Philip V of France, Moshe Dayan, Æthelstan, and Charles the Fat.

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Among people born in 1903, Olav V of Norway ranks 6Before him are George Orwell, John von Neumann, Aram Khachaturian, Theodor W. Adorno, and Konrad Lorenz. After him are Georges Simenon, Ernst Kaltenbrunner, John Dillinger, Vladimir Horowitz, Mark Rothko, and Kane Tanaka. Among people deceased in 1991, Olav V of Norway ranks 4Before him are Freddie Mercury, Dr. Seuss, and Vasily Zaitsev. After him are Isaac Bashevis Singer, Serge Gainsbourg, Miles Davis, Edwin McMillan, Yves Montand, 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 134 out of 7,765Before him are Paul Dirac (1902), Christopher Lee (1922), Joseph Priestley (1733), Michael Caine (1933), Henry Purcell (1659), and T. E. Lawrence (1888). After him are George Boole (1815), Æthelstan (895), J. J. Thomson (1856), William IV of the United Kingdom (1765), John Venn (1834), and Anthony Eden (1897).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Olav V of Norway ranks 30Before him are George V (1865), Henry VI of England (1421), George III of the United Kingdom (1738), Charles I of England (1600), James II of England (1633), and Robert the Bruce (1274). After him are Æthelstan (895), William IV of the United Kingdom (1765), Anthony Eden (1897), John, King of England (1166), George IV of the United Kingdom (1762), and Anne, Queen of Great Britain (1665).