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Vidkun Quisling

1887 - 1945

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Vidkun Abraham Lauritz Jonssøn Quisling (, Norwegian: [ˈvɪ̂dkʉn ˈkvɪ̂slɪŋ] ; 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 2,974,909 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Vidkun Quisling is the 1,121st most popular politician (down from 617th in 2019), the 20th most popular biography from Norway (down from 18th in 2019) and the 7th 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 1,121 out of 15,577Before him are Andrei Zhdanov, Asparuh of Bulgaria, Stephen, King of England, Jungjong of Joseon, Ur-Nammu, and Eric Bloodaxe. After him are Ilham Aliyev, Wang Mang, Piero di Cosimo de' Medici, Idris of Libya, Albert II of Germany, and William II of the Netherlands.

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Among people born in 1887, Vidkun Quisling ranks 19Before him are Wilhelm Canaris, Jozef Tiso, Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk, Georgia O'Keeffe, Gustav Ludwig Hertz, and Juan Gris. After him are Felix Yusupov, Saint-John Perse, Chūichi Nagumo, Henry Moseley, Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg, and Heitor Villa-Lobos. Among people deceased in 1945, Vidkun Quisling ranks 27Before him are Johan Huizinga, Pietro Mascagni, Clara Petacci, Princess Stéphanie of Belgium, David Lloyd George, and George S. Patton. After him are Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Hermann Fegelein, August von Mackensen, Friedrich Fromm, Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen, and Pierre Laval.

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Among people born in Norway, Vidkun Quisling ranks 20 out of 927Before him are Niels Henrik Abel (1802), Olaf II of Norway (993), Olaf Tryggvason (963), Trygve Lie (1896), Queen Sonja of Norway (1937), and Eric Bloodaxe (885). After him are Jens Stoltenberg (1959), Jo Nesbø (1960), Gro Harlem Brundtland (1939), Ingólfr Arnarson (850), Harald Hardrada (1015), and Jostein Gaarder (1952).


Among politicians born in Norway, Vidkun Quisling ranks 7Before him are Harald V of Norway (1937), Harald Fairhair (850), Olaf II of Norway (993), Olaf Tryggvason (963), Trygve Lie (1896), and Eric Bloodaxe (885). After him are Jens Stoltenberg (1959), Gro Harlem Brundtland (1939), Harald Hardrada (1015), Magnus the Good (1024), Olaf II of Denmark (1370), and Magnus IV of Sweden (1316).