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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 641,082 page views. His biography is available in 75 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 70 in 2019). Trygve Lie is the 1,034th most popular politician (down from 771st in 2019), the 17th most popular biography from Norway (up from 20th 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 1,034 out of 15,577Before him are Dzhokhar Dudayev, Harald Bluetooth, Wangari Maathai, Abd el-Krim, Princess Stéphanie of Belgium, and Nestor. After him are Zeno, Isabel Martínez de Perón, Christian I of Denmark, Faisal I of Iraq, Feodor II of Russia, and Grover Cleveland.

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Among people born in 1896, Trygve Lie ranks 13Before him are Imre Nagy, Tristan Tzara, Roman Jakobson, Konstantin Rokossovsky, Antonin Artaud, and Eugenio Montale. After him are Klement Gottwald, Andrei Zhdanov, Paula Hitler, Gerty Cori, Oswald Mosley, and Felix Steiner. Among people deceased in 1968, Trygve Lie ranks 12Before him are Padre Pio, John Steinbeck, Otto Hahn, Robert F. Kennedy, Konstantin Rokossovsky, and Lev Landau. After him are Max Brod, Georg von Küchler, Karl Barth, George Gamow, Enid Blyton, and Erwin Panofsky.

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Among people born in Norway, Trygve Lie ranks 17 out of 927Before him are Fridtjof Nansen (1861), Erik the Red (950), Thor Heyerdahl (1914), Niels Henrik Abel (1802), Olaf II of Norway (993), and Olaf Tryggvason (963). After him are Queen Sonja of Norway (1937), Eric Bloodaxe (885), Vidkun Quisling (1887), Jens Stoltenberg (1959), Jo Nesbø (1960), and Gro Harlem Brundtland (1939).


Among politicians born in Norway, Trygve Lie ranks 5Before him are Harald V of Norway (1937), Harald Fairhair (850), Olaf II of Norway (993), and Olaf Tryggvason (963). After him are Eric Bloodaxe (885), Vidkun Quisling (1887), Jens Stoltenberg (1959), Gro Harlem Brundtland (1939), Harald Hardrada (1015), Magnus the Good (1024), and Olaf II of Denmark (1370).