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Olav V of Norway
Olav V was King of Norway from 1957 until his death in 1991. Olav was the only child of King Haakon VII of Norway and Maud of Wales. He became the apparent heir to the Norwegian throne when his father was elected King of Norway in 1905. He was the first heir to the Norwegian throne since Olav IV in the 14th century. , and his parents made sure of it. are given in Norwegian as possible. In order to learn of his future role, he attended civilian and military schools. In 1929, he married his first cousin Princess Märtha of Sweden. During World War II, his leadership was prized and he was appointed head of the Norwegian defense force in 1944. Olav became king after the death of his father in 1957. Due to his considerate personality and towards the earth, King Olav was very popular, resulting in the nickname Folkekongen. In a 2005 poll by the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, Olav was voted "Norway of the century".
PredecessorHaakon VII
SuccessorHarald V
BornPrince Alexander of Denmark, July 2, 1903, Appleton House, Sandringham, Norfolk, England
DiedJanuary 17, 1991, The Royal Lodge, Holmenkollen, Oslo, Norway
Burial30 January 1991, Akershus Castle, Oslo
IssuePrincess Ragnhild, Mrs. Lorentzen, Princess Astrid, Mrs. Ferner, Harald V of Norway
FatherHaakon VII of Norway
MotherMaud of Wales

About Olav V of Norway

King Olav V of Norway was born on July 2, 1903 in England (He dies at the age of 87, on January 17, 1991).

Between 1957 through 1991, he was known across the globe as King of Norway. In a poll conducted by the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation in 2005, he was selected the Norwegian of the Century.

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Olav V of Norway before becoming famous

Olav V of Norway was born in the Zodiac sign Cancer (The Crab), and 1903 is the year of the Chinese Zodiac Rabbit (兔).

After his father was elected King of Norway in 1905, he became the heir apparent to the throne.

Achievement of Olav V of Norway

Due to his enormous popularity among Norwegians, he was known as Folkekongen, or The People's King. At the 1928 Olympic Games, he earned a gold medal as a sailor.

Olav V of Norway's Family, Spouse, Dating and Relationship

His parents were Norway's King Haakon VII and Princess Maud. He and his wife, Princess Martha, had three children, one of them being Norway's Harald V.

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Olav V of Norway Collabed with

During WWII, while his wife and three children were living in exile in Washington, DC, he made close friends with US President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Olav V of Norway Income & Net worth

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Olav V of Norway Height and Weight

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Latest information about Olav V of Norway updated on March 16 2023.