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  History of Norway
Norway's power were further weakened by the fact that one third of the population died during the Black Death pandemic of 1349-1351.
King Haakon VII and his government fled to Britain on June 7th, the same day the French forces that had retaken Narvik abandoned it to return to a quickly disintegrating France.
Norway is a firm believer in sustainable development of its natural resources, and firmly believes that a quota of approximately 500 whales a year out of about 120,000 whales is reasonable.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/hi/History_of_Norway.html   (956 words)

  
 Norway. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Norway is a constitutional monarchy; executive power, while nominally held by the monarch, is exercised by a council of ministers led by the prime minister.
His grandson, Haakon IV, was put on the throne by the Birkebeiner in 1217; under him and under Magnus VI (reigned 1263–80) medieval Norway reached its greatest flowering and enjoyed peace and prosperity.
Norway was one of the original members of the United Nations (the Norwegian Trygve Lie was the first UN Secretary-General), and it became a member of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in 1949.
www.bartleby.com /65/no/Norway.html   (2041 words)

  
 Haakon VII of Norway - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Haakon VII, King of Norway, (born as Christian Frederik Carl Georg Valdemar Axel or Prince Carl of Denmark) (August 3, 1872 – September 21, 1957), was the first king of Norway after the 1905 dissolution of the personal union with Sweden.
Norway was invaded by the naval and air forces of Nazi Germany during the early hours of April 9, 1940.
At Haakon's death in 1957 the crown prince succeeded as Olav V.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Haakon_VII_of_Norway   (1886 words)

  
 World Homes Network - Norway
In 961 Haakon was killed in combat with Danish invaders led by the sons of Eric Bloodaxe, and the ensuing years were turbulent until the arrival in 995 of Olaf (I) Tryggvesson, grandson of one of the murdered half -brothers of Eric.
Norway was made a province of Denmark (1536), forced to accept Christian III as king (ruled 1535-59), and compelled to adopt the Lutheran faith.
Norway suffered considerably in the constant wars between Sweden and Denmark (the former having seceded from the union in the early 16th century), losing the provinces of Hä rjedalen and Jämtland in 1645 and Bohuslän in 1658.
www.world-homes.net /atlas/europe/Scandanavia/norway.htm   (3277 words)

  
 i-Newswire.com - Press Release And News Distribution - BLUE PLAQUE FOR KING HAAKON VII OF NORWAY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Queen Maud was formerly the British Princess Maud, daughter of Edward VII and grand-daughter of Queen Victoria.
Haakon was born Christian Frederik Carl Georg Valdemar Axel, the second son of King Frederik VIII and Queen Louise of Denmark and was known as Prince Carl of Denmark.
Haakon's tireless efforts on behalf of his people inspired opposition to the German occupation throughout the war, and his monogram 'H7', which was chalked up on buildings across Norway, became the symbol of the Norwegian resistance movement.
i-newswire.com /pr48745.html   (991 words)

  
 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Haakon
Haakon IV HAAKON IV [Haakon IV] (Haakon Haakonsson), 1204-63, king of Norway (1217-63), illegitimate son of Haakon III and grandson of Sverre.
Haakon I HAAKON I [Haakon I] (Haakon the Good), c.915-961, king of Norway (c.935-961), son of Harold I. He was brought up as a Christian at the court of King Athelstan in England.
She was married (1363) to King Haakon VI of Norway, son of Magnus VII of Norway and Sweden.
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Haakon   (648 words)

  
 Norway
Norway is first and foremost a maritime nation, and most of its population lives along the coast or on the hundreds of coastal islands, where the weather is moderated by the Gulf Stream.
Norway is split in three parts by Olof Skötkonung, King of Svealand, his step-father Svend Forkbeard, King of Denmark, and the exiled Jarl Eirik.
Margarethe is appointed Regent and unites Norway, Sweden, and Denmark in the Union of Kalmar.
www.angelfire.com /me/Merethe/norwayinfo1.html   (4525 words)

  
 NorHouse: The Nordic Countries - Norway   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In a plebiscite to choose between a Republic and a Kingdom, a majority of almost 4 to 1 voted for the latter and Prince Charles of Denmark became King Haakon VII of Norway.
Norway's rivers, mountains and fjords also contributed to international awareness as salmon fishers, mountaineers and sailors, mostly wealthy nobility from England, discovered their unspoiled nature.
Norway loyalties remained firmly with the west; in 1949 Norway joined NATO at the same time as Denmark and was later a recipient of Marshall Aid.
www.norhouse.com /country.asp?art_id=CO-003   (1974 words)

  
 boys clothing: European royalty -- Norway King Haakon VII
Norway became a constitutional kingdom, which King Haakon VII fully demonstrated for the first time in 1928, when he went against the advice from the outgoing prime minister and the president of the Storting and appointed the leader of the largest party, the Labor Party, to found a new government.
King Haakon VII returned to Norway after the war on June 7, 1945 and he was greeted by a whole nation for his his role in leading the resistace to the NAZIs during the war.
King Haakon died at age 85 on September 21, 1957 and was succeeded by his son King Olav V of Norway, whose reign would become even more popular amongst his people than his father's had been.
histclo.com /royal/nor/royal-norhk7.htm   (1289 words)

  
 King Haakon VII of Norway (1872-1957)
Norway's first king since the middle ages, Haakon VII was well situated in the European royal heritage.
Although he continued to speak Danish exclusively until his death, Haakon VII was conferred the same legitimacy as his Viking predecessor Haakon VI, and the message was a return to the natural state of things: a re-awakening of national sensibilities (Eriksen, 1997).
Haakon VII was for some time regarded among many Norwegians as a distant, unknowable figure.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/norwegian_culture/114797   (534 words)

  
 Haakon VII of Norway (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.tamu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
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.
After a plebiscite confirmed the newly-independent Norway as a monarchy, Prince Carl became its King on November 18, 1905, succeeding his great-uncle, the deposed Oscar II of Norway on that throne and was crowned as Haakon VII in Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim on June 22, 1906.
The children of Märtha and Olav thus certainly carry the blood of Haakon's parents, and are biologically at least Haakon's greatnieces and the greatnephew (Harald V of Norway).
haakon-vii-of-norway.iqnaut.net.cob-web.org:8888   (437 words)

  
 Norway History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Norway traces its proud history to the Vikings, whose legendary seafaring skills took them to almost every place reachable by water.
During the early 19th century, Norway tried to reestablish its own sovereignty and in 1815, Sweden conceded an independent Norway in union with Sweden.
Though Norway provided its citizens with a model society in many ways, it also faced the burdensome economic consequences of such a society but has continued to enjoy, for the most part, enviable stability and prosperity.
www.multied.com /NationbyNation/Norway/History1.html   (273 words)

  
 The Monarchy (Norway - the official site in the United States)
Norway was part of a union with Denmark from 1381 to 1814 and then with Sweden from 1814 until 1905, when it once more became independent under Haakon VII of Norway.
Prince Haakon Magnus was christened in the Palace Chapel on 20 September 1973, and his godparents included the three Scandinavian monarchs: King Olav V of Norway, King Carl XVI Gustav of Sweden and Queen Margrethe II of Denmark.
Prince Sverre Magnus was born 3 December 2005 at Rikshospitalet University Hospital in Oslo, and is the son of HRH Crown Prince Haakon Magnus and HRH Crown Princess Mette-Marit.
www.norway.org /facts/monarchy/monarchy/monarchy.htm   (1103 words)

  
 The Royal Forums - View Single Post - Godparents of royals
Her godparents were King Haakon VII of Norway; Queen Maud of Norway; Prince Carl of Sweden; Princess Ingeborg of Sweden; King Gustaf V of Sweden; Princess Victoria of the UK; Princess Margaretha of Denmark; and Prince Albert (later King George VI) of the UK, Duke of York.
Her godparents were King Haakon VII of Norway; Queen Maud of Norway; Prince Carl of Sweden; Princess Ingeborg of Sweden; Princess (later Queen) Astrid of Belgium; Elizabeth, Princess (later Queen) of the UK, Duchess of York; Princess Thyra of Denmark; Prince Eugen of Sweden; and Prince George of the UK (later Duke of Kent).
Prince Harald of Norway, later King Harald V of Norway, was christened in Slottskapellet (the Palace Chapel) in Oslo on 31 March 1937.
www.theroyalforums.com /forums/57342-post34.html   (612 words)

  
 boys clothing: European royalty--Norway
Norway despite its long history, is a relatively young European nations in constitutional terms and the monarchy one of the newest.
The first Norwegian monarch in modern times was King Haakon VII who was elected in 1905 and served through the turbulant era of the first half of the 20th century.
Crown Prince Haakon was the son of King Harald V and Queem Sonja.
histclo.com /royal/nor/royal-nor.htm   (1835 words)

  
 Queen Maud and King Haakon VII of Norway (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.tamu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In 2005 Norway issued this set, commemorating the dissolution between Norway and Sweden in 1814, and the investiture of the new Norwegian King Haakon VII in 1905.
She, and King Haakon VII, both the immediate posterity of the Danish King Christian IX, were thus the first Glücksburgers in the young Norwegian monarchy.
The young family arrived in Norway late 1905, and on 22 June 1906 King Haakon VII and Queen Maud were crowned King and Queen in Nidaros cathedral in Trondheim.
glucksburg.heindorffhus.dk.cob-web.org:8888 /frame-Norway.htm   (1867 words)

  
 HRH CROWN PRINCE HAAKON
The Crown Prince is the son of King Harald and Queen Sonja and was born on 20 July 1973.
Crown Prince Haakon and his sister, Princess Märtha Louise, grew up at their father´s childhood home, the beautiful Skaugum estate in Asker, about twenty kilometres south-west of Oslo.
King Haakon VII was the second son of King Frederik VIII of Denmark.
www.gonorway.no /go/kongefamilien/princehaakon.html   (911 words)

  
 WW II Norwegian War Medals
The St. Olav's Medal was instituted on March 17-1939 as an award for spreading knowledge of Norway abroad to the benefit of the country, and for furthering relations and solidarity between Norway and emigrated Norwegians.
The reverse side has the King's motto "Alt for Norge" (All for Norway) and the date June 7 1945, which is the date the king returned to Norway after his period of exile during the war years.
The medal is 32 mm and has a portrait of the King and the text "Haakon VII King of Norway" ("Haakon VII Norges Konge").
www.warsailors.com /oddswar/warmedals.html   (1427 words)

  
 Film Society of Lincoln Center
In 2005 Norway celebrates its 100th anniversary as an independent nation; in 1905 the Swedish-Norwegian Union was dissolved, and Prince Charles of Denmark was installed as King Haakon VII of Norway.
Norway has a rich tradition of socially engaged cinema, in which a wide variety of issues and problems would be treated with remarkable candor.
As Norway began to reap the profits of its oil industry, a few filmmakers began to devise projects that were of far greater technical and commercial ambition than had been seen before.
www.filmlinc.com /wrt/programs/norway.htm   (5061 words)

  
 Talk:Haakon VII of Norway - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Haakon VII and Maud descend from those earls of Orkney at least through Matthew Stuart, Earl of Lennox, grandfather of James I of England.
Birgitta's alleged descendant Charles VIII of Sweden ascended the Norwegian throne in 1449 briefly.
Haakon VII and Maud are descendants of them through the dukes of Mecklenburg, and through dukes of Schleswig-Holstein, as well as through Oldenburg kings of Denmark and Norway, etc. 217.140.193.123 11:35, 13 July 2005 (UTC)
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Talk:Haakon_VII_of_Norway   (1527 words)

  
 Blue Plaque for King Haakon VII of Norway : News : About Us : English Heritage
The blue plaque was unveiled by Princess Astrid of Norway in the presence of King Harald V of Norway (grandson of King Haakon and second cousin of Her Majesty The Queen), and his wife, Queen Sonja of Norway, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit.
Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh also attended the ceremony at which a statue of King Haakon's wife, Queen Maud, was unveiled by King Harald V of Norway.
Queen Sonja of Norway, HM the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh at the unveiling of the blue plaque (c) Buckingham Palace Press Office Haakon was born Christian Frederick Charles George Valdemar Axel, the second son of Crown Prince King Frederick VIII and Princess Queen Louise of Denmark and was known as Prince Carl of Denmark.
www.english-heritage.org.uk /server/show/ConWebDoc.5780   (672 words)

  
 Norwegian Royal Standard
When Norway and Sweden was united under the same king, the Royal flag was based on the same pattern: War ensign (Swedish or Norwegian version depending on the country) with union mark in the canton and with the 'union' arms in the white field in the centre of the cross.
The arms of Norway, on a field of red a gold crowned lion rampant holding an axe, is known from about 1280, and it is likely that it was used as a banner by the kings of Norway.
Of course, the union arms of Norway and Sweden lapsed with the dissolution of the union.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/no-royal.html   (1166 words)

  
 Wikinfo | Edward VII of the United Kingdom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Edward VII (Albert Edward Wettin) (9 November 1841 - 6 May 1910) was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and the British Dominions beyond the Sea and Emperor of India from 22 January 1901 until his death on 6 May 1910.
The future King Edward VII was born at Buckingham Palace, the second child and the eldest son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.
Edward VII and Queen Alexandra were crowned at Westminster Abbey on 9 August 1902.
wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Edward_VII_of_the_United_Kingdom   (1401 words)

  
 The Royal Family marks the coronation centennial (Norway - the official site in the United States)
Prince Carl took the name Haakon VII after Norway's medieval kings, and his son was renamed Olav.
Crown Prince Haakon (32) is the same age today as his great grandfather was when he completed his journey to Trondheim.
King Haakon, Queen Maud and Crown Prince Olav came to Norway from Denmark.
www.norway.org /News/royalfamily/coronation.htm   (584 words)

  
 Royalty.nu - Norwegian Royalty, Kings and Queens of Norway
Norway's first king, Harald I -- also known as Harald Fairhair -- was born in the ninth century.
Haakon VII fled to England, where he remained in exile for exactly five years.
King Haakon died in 1957 and was succeeded by his son Olaf V. King Olaf died in 1991; the present king is his son Harald V. Norway is a constitutional monarchy; the king has little real power.
www.royalty.nu /Europe/Scandinavia/Norway.html   (1579 words)

  
 23RD GENERATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
He was married to Maud of ENGLAND Queen of Norway (daughter of Edward VII of ENGLAND King of Great Britain and Alexandra of DENMARK Queen of England) about 1902 in Milan (cousins).
Maud of ENGLAND Queen of Norway was born in 1869 in England - dtr of Edward VII.
She died in 1938 in Norway - Queen of Haakon VII.
home.att.net /~hamiltonclan/hamilton/gilbert/d5964.htm   (111 words)

  
 Third biography of King Haakon released - Norwegian author Tor Bomann-Larsen has released the third bo...
OSLO, Norway, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Norwegian author Tor Bomann-Larsen has released the third book of a biographical series on King Haakon VII of Norway.
He was elected the first king of Norway in 1905 and ruled for 52 years.
Book One of the series "Kongstanken" ("Royal Thoughts") covers the years leading up to Haakon's marriage to Queen Maud, who was born a British princess and always considered herself much more British than Norwegian.
www.politicalgateway.com /news/read/49019   (159 words)

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