Haakon VII. of Norway

Born Christian Frederik Carl Georg Valdemar Axel of Denmark.

He was elected King of Norway as Haakon VII. in 1905 after the dissolution of the personal union with Sweden.

Younger son of Frederik VIII. King of Denmark (1843-1912) and Lovisa, Princess of Sweden (1851-1926).

Born: Charlottenlund Palace near Copenhagen 3. Aug 1872

Married: Private Chapel, Buckingham Palace 22. Jul 1896 Princess Maud of Wales (1869-1938), his first cousin, daughter of Edward VII. King of the United Kingdom (1841-1910) and his wife Alexandra, Princess of Denmark (1844-1925)


Died: Royal Palace, Oslo 21. Sep 1957

Buried: Akershus Castle (Akershus slot), Oslo



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