Person    | Male  Born 2/7/1903  Died 17/1/1991

King Olav V of Norway

Categories: Royalty

Countries: Norway

Born Prince Alexander of Denmark in Sandringham, Norfolk. Parents: Haakon VII (first King of Norway following the dissolution of the union with Sweden) and Maud of Wales (daughter of our Edward VII and Alexandra of Denmark). King of Norway from 1957 until his death. Father of King Harald V.

He was immensely popular due to his down-to-earth style, and was nicknamed Folkekongen - 'The People's King'. He was an accomplished athlete, and won a gold medal in sailing at the 1928 summer Olympics. Died in the Royal Lodge Kongsseteren in Oslo.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

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King Olav V of Norway

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King Olav V of Norway

{Beneath a bas-relief of the king:} Olav V, Norges Konge, 80 år 1983. H.M. Ko...

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St Olav's Church - 1926 - foundation stone

Den Norske Siomannsmision, St Olavs Kirke Denne Kirkes grunnsten blev lagt av...

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St Olav's Church - 1977

Kronprins Olav var tilstede ved kirkens innvielse, 26 Juni 1927 Kong Olav V B...

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