Vidkun Quisling

1887 - 1945

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Vidkun Abraham Lauritz Jonssøn Quisling (, Norwegian: [ˈvɪ̂dkʉn ˈkvɪ̂slɪŋ] (listen); 18 July 1887 – 24 October 1945) was a Norwegian military officer, politician and Nazi collaborator who nominally headed the government of Norway during the country's occupation by Nazi Germany during World War II. He first came to international prominence as a close collaborator of the explorer Fridtjof Nansen, and through organising humanitarian relief during the Russian famine of 1921 in Povolzhye. He was posted as a Norwegian diplomat to the Soviet Union and for some time also managed British diplomatic affairs there. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vidkun Quisling has received more than 2,135,324 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia. Vidkun Quisling is the 618th most popular politician (up from 689th in 2019), the 17th most popular biography from Norway (up from 18th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Norwegian Politician.

Vidkun Quisling was a Norwegian politician who was a Nazi collaborator. He was the Prime Minister of Norway from 1942 to 1945.

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Among politicians, Vidkun Quisling ranks 618 out of 15,710Before him are Edmund Burke, Epaminondas, Ptolemy XIV of Egypt, Claudius Gothicus, Nurhaci, and Suharto. After him are Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Emperor Jimmu, Catiline, Mobutu Sese Seko, Valentinian I, and Mustafa IV.

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Among people born in 1887, Vidkun Quisling ranks 12Before him are Charles I of Austria, Srinivasa Ramanujan, Erich von Manstein, Ernst Röhm, Padre Pio, and Bernard Montgomery. After him are Wilhelm Canaris, Arthur Rubinstein, Gustav Ludwig Hertz, Jozef Tiso, Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk, and Nikolai Vavilov. Among people deceased in 1945, Vidkun Quisling ranks 13Before him are Eva Braun, Béla Bartók, Martin Bormann, Fedor von Bock, Walter Model, and Anton Webern. After him are Wilhelm Canaris, Thomas Hunt Morgan, Magda Goebbels, George S. Patton, Paul Valéry, and Irma Grese.

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Among people born in Norway, Vidkun Quisling ranks 17 out of 735Before him are Anni-Frid Lyngstad (1945), Thor Heyerdahl (1914), Niels Henrik Abel (1802), Olaf Tryggvason (963), Olaf II of Norway (993), and Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson (1832). After him are Queen Sonja of Norway (1937), Trygve Lie (1896), Eric Bloodaxe (885), Gro Harlem Brundtland (1939), Jo Nesbø (1960), and Ingólfr Arnarson (850).


Among politicians born in Norway, Vidkun Quisling ranks 5Before him are Harald Fairhair (850), Harald V of Norway (1937), Olaf Tryggvason (963), and Olaf II of Norway (993). After him are Trygve Lie (1896), Eric Bloodaxe (885), Gro Harlem Brundtland (1939), Haakon IV of Norway (1204), Harald Hardrada (1015), Olaf II of Denmark (1370), and Haakon Sigurdsson (930).