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Encyclopedia > Olav V of Norway
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Olav V
Norwegian Royalty
House of Oldenburg (Glücksburg branch)

Haakon VII
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   Crown Prince Olav
Olav V
Children
   Crown Prince Harald
   Princess Ragnhild
   Princess Astrid
Harald V
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   Princess Märtha Louise
   Crown Prince Haakon

His Majesty King Olav V (July 2, 1903 - January 17, 1991) reigned as King of Norway from 1957 to 1991. Born in England, the son of Prince Carl of Denmark and of Princess Maud, (daughter of King Edward VII of the United Kingdom), and given the names and title of Alexander Edward Christian Fredrik, Prince of Denmark, he assumed the name Olav when his father became King Haakon VII of Norway in 1905. Download high resolution version (501x1564, 164 KB) Olav V of Norway in Kristiansand photo taken by Tomasz Sienicki, 2004 GNU Free Documentation License 1. ... Download high resolution version (501x1564, 164 KB) Olav V of Norway in Kristiansand photo taken by Tomasz Sienicki, 2004 GNU Free Documentation License 1. ... Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (in Danish: Slesvig-Holsten-Sønderborg-Lyksborg (or Glücksborg)), from Glücksburg in northernmost Germany, is a line of the House of Oldenburg (Danish: Oldenborg), to which the royal houses of Denmark, Norway, and the former royal house of Greece belong. ... This image depicts a seal, an emblem, a coat of arms or a crest. ... His Majesty King Haakon VII of Norway, Christian Frederik Carl Georg Valdemar Axel (August 3, 1872–September 21, 1957) was the first King of Norway after the dissolution of the personal union with Sweden in 1905. ... King Harald V of Norway (Photo from the October 2003 State Visit to Brazil). ... Princess Ragnhild, Mrs. ... Princess Astrid, Mrs. ... King Harald V of Norway (Photo from the October 2003 State Visit to Brazil). ... Princess Märtha Louise of Norway (born September 22, 1971) is the only daughter of King Harald V and Queen Sonja. ... His Royal Highness, Crown Prince Haakon Magnus of Norway was born on July 20, 1973 in Oslo and is styled HRH the Crown Prince. ... July 2 is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 182 days remaining. ... 1903 has the latest occurring solstices and equinoxes for 400 years, because the Gregorian calendar hasnt had a leap year for seven years or a century leap year since 1600. ... January 17 is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1991 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population - Total (mid-2004) - Density Ranked 1st UK 50. ... His Majesty King Haakon VII of Norway, Christian Frederik Carl Georg Valdemar Axel (August 3, 1872–September 21, 1957) was the first King of Norway after the dissolution of the personal union with Sweden in 1905. ... Queen Maud (nee HRH Princess Maud of Wales) (Maud Charlotte Mary Victoria) (26 November 1869-20 November 1938) was the Queen consort of King Haakon VII of Norway. ... Edward VII (Albert Edward) (9 November 1841–6 May 1910) was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King of the Commonwealth Realms, and the Emperor of India. ... His Majesty King Haakon VII of Norway, Christian Frederik Carl Georg Valdemar Axel (August 3, 1872–September 21, 1957) was the first King of Norway after the dissolution of the personal union with Sweden in 1905. ... 1905 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


On March 21, 1929, he married Princess Märtha of Sweden with whom he had one son, Harald, and two daughters, Ragnhild and Astrid. As exiles during World War II, Crown Princess Märtha and the royal children lived in Washington, D.C., where she struck up a close friendship with Franklin D. Roosevelt. She died in 1954, before her husband ascended the throne. March 21 is the 80th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (81st in leap years). ... 1929 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Märtha and Olav on the cover of Time on the occasion of their wedding Märtha, Crown Princess of Norway, Princess of Sweden (1901–1954), full name, Märtha Sofia Lovisa Dagmar Thyra, married her cousin Crown Prince Olav of Norway (later King Olav V) on March 21, 1929... King Harald V of Norway (Photo from the October 2003 State Visit to Brazil). ... Princess Ragnhild, Mrs. ... Princess Astrid Mrs Ferner was born on 12 February 1932 and is the daughter of Olav V of Norway. ... World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrinations, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons like the atom bomb World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a mid-20th-century conflict that engulfed much of the globe... Washington, D.C. is the capital city of the United States of America. ... Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945), 32nd President of the United States (1933-1945), the longest-serving holder of the office and the only man to be elected President more than twice, was one of the central figures of 20th century history. ...


During World War II Olav stood by his father's side in resisting the occupation of Norway by Nazi Germany. When the government decided to to go into exile he offered to stay behind with the Norwegian people. As crown prince he had received extensive military training and was respected by other allied leaders for his knowledge and leadership skills. He was appointed to the post of Norwegian Chief of Defence in 1944 and led the Norwegian disarmament of German occupying forces. World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrinations, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons like the atom bomb World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a mid-20th-century conflict that engulfed much of the globe... Starting with the invasion of April 9, 1940, Norway was under military occupation of German forces and civil rule of a German commissioner in collaboration with a Norwegian fascist government. ... 1944 was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Olav reigned as a king of the people, and became extremely popular. He liked to drive his own cars and would drive in the regular highway lanes though he was allowed to drive in the public transportation lane. During the 1973 energy crisis Norway banned car-driving for certain weekends, but the king, not wishing to miss an opportunity to go skiing outside Oslo, took the tram. When he tried to pay for his tickets, the conductor told him that people further back had already paid for him. A journalist once asked him if he was afraid to walk around unprotected, he answered Why should I be afraid? I have 4 million bodyguards! -- referring to the Norwegian people. (Redirected from 1973 energy crisis) United States, drivers of vehicles with odd numbered license plates were allowed to purchase gasoline only on odd-numbered days of the month, while drivers with even-numbers were limited to even-numbered days. ... County Oslo NO-03 Landscape Viken Municipality NO-0301 Administrative centre Oslo Mayor (2004) Per Ditlev-Simonsen (H) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 224 454 km² 426 km² 0. ...


King Olav also was an accomplished athelete. He jumped from Holmenkollen ski jump in Oslo, and also competed in sailing regatas. He won a gold medal in the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam, in sailing (6m mixed) and was an active sailor until old age. He had a strong interest in military matters and took his role as titular commander-in-chief very seriously. As well as his ceremonial roles in the Norwegian Army, he also served as Colonel-in-Chief of the Green Howards (Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Yorkshire Regiment). The Holmenkollen ski jump Holmenkollen is a hilly area in the outskirts of Norways capital Oslo (within the citys area proper). ... The Games of the IX Olympiad were held in 1928 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. ... In the British and other Commonwealth armies, the Colonel-in-Chief of a regiment is its (usually Royal) patron. ... Official name The Green Howards (Alexandra, Princess of Waless Own Yorkshire Regiment) Colonel-in-Chief HM King Harald V of Norway Nicknames Original nickname was the Green Howards. ...


In 1961 the King was a laureate of the Nansen Refugee Award. 1961 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Nansen Refugee Award formerly known as the Nansen Medal is given annually by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to recognize outstanding service to the couse of refugees. ...


The night after he died (at the Royal Lodge, Kongsseteren) and for several days up until the state funeral, Norway saw a great demonstration of mourning as Norwegians lit hundreds of thousands of candles in the courtyard outside the Royal Castle in Oslo, with letters and cards placed amongst them. The National Archives have preserved all these cards. He was nicknamed "Folkekongen" (English: "The people's king".)


Olav's son Harald V succeeded him as King. King Harald V of Norway (Photo from the October 2003 State Visit to Brazil). ...


Controversy regarding his biological father

In 2004, biographer Tor Bomann-Larsen raised the possibility that Haakon VII might not have been the biological father of Olav. Bomann-Larsen provided non-conclusive evidence that Maud could have been made pregnant through artificial insemination with the semen of either her doctor, Sir Francis Laking, or his son Guy Laking. In addition to circumstantial evidence related to the whereabouts of Haakon (then Prince Carl) at the time of conception, Bomann-Larsen supported his hypothesis with photographs of Guy Laking which show a resemblance with Olav. 2004(MMIV) is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Biographers are authors who write an account of another persons life, while autobiographers are authors who write their own biography. ... // Summary Artificial insemination (AI) is when sperm is placed into a females ovarian follicle (intrafollicular), uterus (intrauterine), cervix (intracervical), or fallopian tubes (intratubal) using artificial means rather than by sexual intercourse. ...


In a press release from the Royal House it was stated that King Harald "has no information that suggests that King Olav should not be the son of King Haakon".


In March 2005, historian Odd Arvid Storsveen at the University of Oslo published a highly critical review of Bomann-Larsen's book. Storsveen claims that there does not exist adequate sourcing for Bomann-Larsen's "hypothesis" that Olav wasn't the biological son of Haakon and is further extremely critical of the way Bomann-Larsen uses photographic resemblance as "proof". In september 2005 historian Bodil Katarina Nævdal, Ph. D. at the University of Uppsala published an academic review of Bomann-Larsen's hypothesis. She found the sources to be severely lacking and that there existed no doubt about King Haakon VII being Olav's biological father. The University of Oslo (Universitetet i Oslo, in Latin Universitas Osloensis) was founded in 1811 as Universitas Regia Fredericiana (the Royal Frederick University, norwegian ), modelled after the recently established University of Berlin. ... Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. ... Uppsala University Uppsala University (Swedish Uppsala universitet) is a public university in Uppsala, Sweden. ...


Royalists agree that even if Bomann-Larsen's theory should be true, it would not have constitutional consequences for the royal house of Norway, in large part because the plebiscite that made Haakon king also included consideration of Olav's hereditary status. Furthermore, traditionally, the husband of a child's mother is considered to be legally its father so long as he acknowledges the child as his own.


Regarding his genealogical ancestry among earlier kings of Norway and other Scandinavian royals, him not being a blood son of Haakon VII actually changes very little. Olav was in any case a biological son of Maud (Haakon's own first cousin), who was daughter of Queen Alexandra, herself daughter of Louise of Hesse and Christian IX of Denmark. Louise and Christian both were descendants of Haakon V of Norway and of most Danish kings of Norway, such as Christian I of Norway, Frederick I of Norway, and Frederick III of Norway, up to Frederick V of Denmark. As biological son of Maud, Olav V is the great-great-grandnephew of the 1814 King Christian Frederick of Norway. The only significant Norwegian dynasty in that case not ancestors of Olav would be that of Haakon's mother Lovisa of Sweden, daughter of Charles IV of Norway and descendant of Bernadotte kings of Norway, i.e Charles III John of Norway and Oscar I of Norway. Alexandra of Denmark (December 1, 1844 – November 20, 1925) was queen consort of King Edward VII of the United Kingdom 1901–1910. ... Louise of Hesse-Cassel, Luise Wilhelmine Friederike Caroline Auguste Julie von Hessen-Kassel (in Danish, Louise Wilhelmine Frederikke Caroline Auguste Julie), (born Kassel 7 September 1817, died Bernstorff 29 September 1898), was a daughter of ancient German princely family, the Landgraves of Hesse, and became Queen of Denmark, being the... Christian IX of Denmark (April 8, 1818 – January 29, 1906) was King of Denmark from November 15, 1863 to January 29, 1906. ... Haakon V Magnusson (1270 - May 8, 1319) was king of Norway from 1299 until 1319. ... Christian I of Denmark (1426-1481), Danish monarch and union king of Denmark (1448_1481), Norway (1450-1481) and Sweden (1457-1464), under the Kalmar Union. ... Frederick I of Denmark and Norway (October 1, 1471 – April 10, 1533) was the son of the first Oldenburg King Christian I of Denmark, Norway and Sweden (1426-1481) and of Dorothea of Brandenburg (1430-1495). ... Frederick III (March 28, 1609 – February 19, 1670) was King of Denmark and Norway from 1648 until his death. ... Statue of Frederick V in the center of Amalienborg Frederick V (March 31, 1723 - January 13, 1766) was king of Denmark and Norway from 1746, son of Christian VI of Denmark and Sophie Magdelena, Markgravin of Brandenburg-Kalmbach-Bayreuth. ... Christian VIII (September 18, 1786–January 20, 1848), king of Denmark 1839-48 and of Norway 1814-14, the eldest son of the hereditary prince Frederick of Denmark and Sophia Frederica of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, was born in 1786 at Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen. ... Queen Louise of Denmark (October 31, 1851 - March 20, 1926) was a princess of Sweden and the Queen consort of Frederik VIII of Denmark. ... King Charles XV of Sweden, Charles IV of Norway, Carl Ludvig Eugén (May 3, 1826 - August 19, 1872), was the eldest son of King Oscar I of Sweden and Norway, and Josephine of Leuchtenberg. ... The House of Bernadotte, the current Royal House of the Kingdom of Sweden, has reigned since 1818. ... King Charles XIV of Sweden, Charles III of Norway, or domestically Carl XIV Johan and Carl III Johan respectively, Jean Baptiste Jules Bernadotte (January 26, 1763 – March 8, 1844) was born at Pau, France, the son of Henri Bernadotte (1711–1780), procurator at Pau, and Jeanne St. ...


However, regarding children of Olav and Märtha, they, as children of Haakon's niece Märtha, are all descendants of Haakon's parents, totally irrespective of whether Olav was Haakon's son or not. (Märtha of Sweden, Crown Princess of Norway, was daughter of prince Carl of Sweden, duke of Westrogothia, and his wife princess Ingeborg of Denmark, who herself, a sister of Haakon, was daughter of Frederick VIII of Denmark and Lovisa of Sweden. Through that ancestry, those Bernadotte kings of Norway are in any case ancestors of Olav's son Harald, and of his two daughters, Ragnhild and Astrid, as well as of Harald's children, Crown Prince Haakon Magnus of Norway and Princess Märtha Louise of Norway, Mrs Behn.) Märtha and Olav on the cover of Time on the occasion of their wedding Märtha, Crown Princess of Norway, Princess of Sweden (1901–1954), full name, Märtha Sofia Lovisa Dagmar Thyra, married her cousin Crown Prince Olav of Norway (later King Olav V) on March 21, 1929... Ingeborg of Denmark (1878 - 1958) was the wife of Prince Charles of Sweden whom she married in 1897. ... Frederick VIII (June 3, 1843 – May 14, 1912), was King of Denmark from 1906–1912. ... Queen Louise of Denmark (October 31, 1851 - March 20, 1926) was a princess of Sweden and the Queen consort of Frederik VIII of Denmark. ... King Harald V of Norway (Photo from the October 2003 State Visit to Brazil). ... Princess Ragnhild, Mrs. ... Princess Astrid Mrs Ferner was born on 12 February 1932 and is the daughter of Olav V of Norway. ... Crown Prince Haakon Magnus His Royal Highness, Crown Prince Haakon Magnus of Norway was born July 20, 1973 in Oslo. ... Princess Märtha Louise of Norway (born September 22, 1971) is the only daughter of King Harald V and Queen Sonja. ...



Preceded by:
Haakon VII
King of Norway
1957–1991
Succeeded by:
Harald V


His Majesty King Haakon VII of Norway, Christian Frederik Carl Georg Valdemar Axel (August 3, 1872–September 21, 1957) was the first King of Norway after the dissolution of the personal union with Sweden in 1905. ... This article is a list of rulers of Norway up until the present, including: The Norwegian kingdom (with the Faroe Islands) The Union with Iceland and Greenland (1262-1814) The Norwegian kingdom (with Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands 1262-1814) The Union of Sweden and Norway (1319-1343) The... King Harald V of Norway (Photo from the October 2003 State Visit to Brazil). ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Olav V of Norway - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1069 words)
Olav was in any case a biological son of Maud (Haakon's own first cousin), who was daughter of Queen Alexandra, herself daughter of Louise of Hesse and Christian IX of Denmark.
As biological son of Maud, Olav V is the great-great-grandnephew of the 1814 King Christian Frederick of Norway.
The only significant Norwegian dynasty in that case not ancestors of Olav would be that of Haakon's mother Lovisa of Sweden, daughter of Charles IV of Norway and descendant of Bernadotte kings of Norway, i.e Charles III John of Norway and Oscar I of Norway.
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