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Haakon VII
Original name:  Christian Frederik Carl Georg Valdemar Axel
Birth: Aug. 3, 1872
Hovedstaden, Denmark
Death: Sep. 21, 1957
Oslo
Oslo fylke, Norway

King of Norway. Born in Charlottenlund, Denmark. Son of King Frederick VIII of Denmark and Louise, daughter of King Charles XV of Sweden. He became Norway's first king on November 18, 1905 following Norwegian independence from Sweden in that same year. He was crowned as Haakon VII on June 22, 1906 in Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim, Norway. On July 22, 1896 he entered into marriage with Princess Maud Charlotte Mary in Buckingham Palace, London, England. Princess Maud was the daughter of King Edward VII of England and Princess Alexandra of Denmark. Their marriage produced one child Olav V, who ascended the throne following the death of King Haakon in 1957. In April 1940 he was forced to flee the country along with members of the royal family for England where he led the government in exile following the German invasion and occupation of Norway. Following the war he returned to the throne where he ruled until his death in Oslo at age 85. (bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.) 
 
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 Parents:
   Louise (1851 - 1926)
   Frederik VIII of Denmark (1843 - 1912)
 
 Spouse:
   Maud (1869 - 1938)
 
Burial:
Akershus Castle and Fortress
Oslo
Oslo kommune
Oslo fylke, Norway
 
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Originally Created by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.
Record added: Dec 31, 2004
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