Vidkun Quisling

1887 - 1945

Vidkun Quisling

Vidkun Abraham Lauritz Jonssøn Quisling (; Norwegian: [ˈvɪ̀dkʉn ˈkvɪ̀slɪŋ] (listen); 18 July 1887 – 24 October 1945) was a Norwegian military officer and politician who nominally headed the government of Norway during the occupation of the country by Nazi Germany during World War II. He first came to international prominence as a close collaborator of explorer Fridtjof Nansen, organizing 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 1,661,453 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 695th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Vidkun Quisling ranks 690 out of 14,801Before him are Publius Quinctilius Varus, Hideki Tojo, Ahab, Robert Mugabe, Gorm the Old, and Maximinus Thrax. After him are Umberto II of Italy, François Hollande, Gallienus, Christian IX of Denmark, Theresa May, and Sibylla, Queen of Jerusalem.

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Among people born in 1887, Vidkun Quisling ranks 14Before him are Srinivasa Ramanujan, Ernst Röhm, Padre Pio, Bernard Montgomery, Gustav Ludwig Hertz, and Wilhelm Canaris. After him are Arthur Rubinstein, Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk, Jozef Tiso, Juan Gris, Saint-John Perse, and Felix Yusupov. Among people deceased in 1945, Vidkun Quisling ranks 16Before him are Fedor von Bock, Walter Model, Anton Webern, Magda Goebbels, George S. Patton, and Wilhelm Canaris. After him are Thomas Hunt Morgan, Ernst Cassirer, Subhas Chandra Bose, Johan Huizinga, Paul Valéry, and Pietro Mascagni.

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In Norway

Among people born in Norway, Vidkun Quisling ranks 18 out of 508Before him are Erik the Red (950), Thor Heyerdahl (1914), Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson (1832), Olaf II of Norway (993), Olaf Tryggvason (963), and Queen Sonja of Norway (1937). After him are Trygve Lie (1896), Gro Harlem Brundtland (1939), Jo Nesbø (1960), Ludvig Holberg (1684), Ingólfr Arnarson (850), and Eric Bloodaxe (885).


Among politicians born in Norway, Vidkun Quisling ranks 5Before him are Harald V of Norway (1937), Harald Fairhair (850), Olaf II of Norway (993), and Olaf Tryggvason (963). After him are Trygve Lie (1896), Gro Harlem Brundtland (1939), Eric Bloodaxe (885), Haakon IV of Norway (1204), Magnus IV of Sweden (1316), Olaf II of Denmark (1370), and Magnus VI of Norway (1238).

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