Trygve Lie

1896 - 1968

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Trygve Halvdan Lie ( LEE, Norwegian: [ˈtrʏ̂gʋə ˈliː] ; 16 July 1896 – 30 December 1968) was a Norwegian politician, labour leader, government official and author. He served as Norwegian foreign minister during the critical years of the Norwegian government in exile in London from 1940 to 1945. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Trygve Lie has received more than 729,510 page views. His biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 75 in 2019). Trygve Lie is the 1,056th most popular politician (down from 1,026th in 2019), the 20th most popular biography from Norway (down from 17th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Norwegian Politician.

Trygve Lie was the first Secretary-General of the United Nations. He was also a Norwegian diplomat and politician. He is most famous for being the first Secretary-General of the United Nations.

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Among politicians, Trygve Lie ranks 1,056 out of 19,576Before him are Feodor III of Russia, Gough Whitlam, Muhammad XII of Granada, Decebalus, Benjamin Disraeli, and Louis IV of France. After him are Chongzhen Emperor, Emperor Yao, Alfonso VI of León and Castile, As-Saffah, Klement Gottwald, and Volodymyr Zelensky.

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Among people born in 1896, Trygve Lie ranks 13Before him are André Breton, Tristan Tzara, Roman Jakobson, Paula Hitler, Konstantin Rokossovsky, and Antonin Artaud. After him are Klement Gottwald, Gerty Cori, Andrei Zhdanov, Leslie Groves, Milena Jesenská, and Felix Steiner. Among people deceased in 1968, Trygve Lie ranks 12Before him are Otto Hahn, Padre Pio, John Steinbeck, Lev Landau, Konstantin Rokossovsky, and Robert F. Kennedy. After him are Max Brod, George Gamow, Karl Barth, Salvatore Quasimodo, Georg von Küchler, and Erwin Panofsky.

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Among people born in Norway, Trygve Lie ranks 20 out of 1,039Before him are Queen Sonja of Norway (1937), Thor Heyerdahl (1914), Gro Harlem Brundtland (1939), Jon Fosse (1959), Rollo (846), and Olaf II of Denmark (1370). After him are Olaf II of Norway (993), Jo Nesbø (1960), Jens Stoltenberg (1959), Vidkun Quisling (1887), Olaf Tryggvason (963), and Ivar Aasen (1813).


Among politicians born in Norway, Trygve Lie ranks 5Before him are Harald V of Norway (1937), Harald Fairhair (850), Gro Harlem Brundtland (1939), and Olaf II of Denmark (1370). After him are Olaf II of Norway (993), Jens Stoltenberg (1959), Vidkun Quisling (1887), Olaf Tryggvason (963), Eric Bloodaxe (885), Harald Hardrada (1015), and Magnus IV of Sweden (1316).