Thorvald Stoltenberg

1931 - 2018

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Thorvald Stoltenberg (8 July 1931 – 13 July 2018) was a Norwegian politician and diplomat. He served as Minister of Defence from 1979 to 1981 and Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1987 to 1989 and again from 1990 to 1993 in two Labour governments. From 1989 to 1990 he served as the Norwegian ambassador to the UN. In 1990, he became the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees but served only one year before he rejoined the Norwegian government. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thorvald Stoltenberg has received more than 86,304 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Thorvald Stoltenberg is the 6,565th most popular politician (down from 5,204th in 2019), the 111th most popular biography from Norway (down from 86th in 2019) and the 41st most popular Norwegian Politician.

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Among politicians, Thorvald Stoltenberg ranks 6,565 out of 15,710Before him are Bolesław IV the Curly, Malcolm I of Scotland, Christian I, Prince of Anhalt-Bernburg, Friedrich Karl Ludwig, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck, Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, and Dominique de Villepin. After him are Étienne Charles de Loménie de Brienne, Fatmir Sejdiu, Anna of Brandenburg, Gavril Radomir of Bulgaria, Abdal-Latif Mirza, and Michael of Chernigov.

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Among people born in 1931, Thorvald Stoltenberg ranks 117Before him are Alfred Schmidt, Toshiki Kaifu, Josep Lluís Núñez, Leslie Caron, Olympia Dukakis, and James Tolkan. After him are Ken Takakura, Rolf Hochhuth, Zeki Müren, Marianne Koch, Juan Goytisolo, and Magali Noël. Among people deceased in 2018, Thorvald Stoltenberg ranks 98Before him are Alan Baker, Michael Anderson, Joseph Kobzon, Quini, Ermanno Olmi, and Josep Lluís Núñez. After him are Keith O'Brien, Yoshinobu Ishii, Kim Jong-pil, Margit Sandemo, Eduard Uspensky, and Paul Andreu.

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Among people born in Norway, Thorvald Stoltenberg ranks 111 out of 735Before him are Johan Nygaardsvold (1879), Axel Paulsen (1855), Varg Vikernes (1973), Christian Sinding (1856), Hjalmar Johansen (1867), and Nordahl Grieg (1902). After him are Hans Gude (1825), Einar Gerhardsen (1897), Henrik Wergeland (1808), Sigurd Slembe (1100), Caspar Wessel (1745), and Arne Garborg (1851).


Among politicians born in Norway, Thorvald Stoltenberg ranks 41Before him are Inge I of Norway (1135), Haakon Ericsson (995), Eystein I of Norway (1088), Magnus, Duke of Saxony (1042), Christian Michelsen (1857), and Johan Nygaardsvold (1879). After him are Einar Gerhardsen (1897), Sigurd Slembe (1100), Kjell Magne Bondevik (1947), Thorbjørn Jagland (1950), Princess Märtha Louise of Norway (1971), and Trygve Bratteli (1910).