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Haakon VII of Norway

Haakon VII (August 3, 1872 - September 21, 1957) was the first King of Norway after the secession from Sweden in 1905. Baptized Carl, he was the second son of king Frederick VIII of Denmark, a younger brother of king Christian X of Denmark and a grandson of king Carl IV of Norway.

Being crowned at Trondheim in June 1906. The king married Maud, youngest daughter of Edward VII of the United Kingdom, their son, Prince Olav, being born in 1903. At his death in 1957 Prince Olav succeeded as Olav V.

Preceded by:
Oscar II
List of Norwegian monarchs Succeeded by:
Olav V

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