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People/Characters: Olav V of Norway

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APAPA: King Christian IX of Denmark and His Descendants by Arturo E. Beéche
Crowns in a Changing World: The British and European Monarchies, 1901-36 by John Van der Kiste
Dronningen Vi Ikke Fikk: En Biografi Om Kronprinsesse Martha Og Kong Olav by Trond Noren Isaksen
Folket by Tor Bomann-Larsennot in English Common Knowledge
Kong Olav V : 1903-1991 by Arvid Møller
Kong Olav V av Norge : monarkiet i en brytningstid by Lars Roar Langslet
Kongen og folket : en hyllest til kong Olav V by Guttorm Hansen
Kongen ser tilbake by Kjell Arnljot Wig
The Last Courts of Europe: A Family Album of Royalty at Home and Abroad, 1860-1914 by Robert K. Massie
Last Hope Island: Britain, Occupied Europe, and the Brotherhood That Helped Turn the Tide of War by Lynne Olsonthen Crown Prince Olav
Norge under Haakon VII, 1905-1957 : Tidsrommet 1945-1957 ved Asbjørn Barlaup, Henning Storm og John Solheim by Odd Hølaasnot in English Common Knowledge
Northern Crowns: The Kings of Modern Scandinavia by John Van der Kiste
Olav - menneske og monark by Jo Benkownot in English Common Knowledge
Olav V 30 år på tronen by Annemor Møst
Olavs første skitur by Tor Bomann-Larsennot in English Common Knowledge
Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother by William Shawcross
The Royal Families of Europe by Geoffrey Hindley
A Royal Family: The Story of Christian IX and His European Descendants by Anna Lerche
The Royal House of Norway by Morten Ole Morch
Royalty After the Wars: A Picture Album by William Mead Lalor
Vår konge Olav 5 by R4-H4
Why Kings And Queens Don't Wear Crowns by Princess Märtha Louise

Character description

Olav V (born Prince Alexander of Denmark; 2 July 1903 – 17 January 1991) was King of Norway from 1957 until his death.

Olav was the only child of Haakon VII and Maud of Wales. He became heir apparent to the Norwegian throne when his father was elected King of Norway in 1905. He was the first heir to the Norwegian throne to be brought up in Norway since Olav IV, and his parents made sure he was given as Norwegian an upbringing as possible. In preparation for his future role, he attended both civilian and military schools. In 1929, he married his first cousin Princess Märtha of Sweden.

During World War II his leadership was much appreciated and he was appointed Norwegian Chief of Defence in 1944. At his death in 1991, he was the last surviving grandchild of Edward VII of the United Kingdom and Alexandra of Denmark.

Due to his considerate, down-to-earth style, King Olav was immensely popular, resulting in the nickname Folkekongen ("The People's King"). In a 2005 poll by the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, Olav was voted "Norwegian of the century".

Olav V of Norway in Wikipedia

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