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King Olav V (1903–1991)

King Olav V was born on July 2, 1903 in Sandringham, Norfolk, England as Prince Alexander Edward Christian Frederik of Denmark. He was married to Kronprinsesse Märtha. He died on January 17, 1991 in Oslo, Norway. See full bio »


(age 87) in Oslo, Norway

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 1979 Akershus slott og festning gjennom 700 år (TV Mini-Series documentary) (thanks to - 2 episodes)
- Fra glemsel og forfall til nasjonalt monument (1979) ... (thanks to - as H.M. Kong Olav V)
- Fra middelalderborg til renessanseslott (1979) ... (thanks to - as H.M. Kong Olav V)
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Did ski-jumping at "Holmenkollen" (Oslo), during his younger years. He received high points for his jumps.

Alternate Names:

H. M. Kongen | Olav - kronprins av Norge | Crown Prince Olav of Norway | King Olaf V of Norway | H. M. Kong Olav V | H.M. Kong Olav V | HM Kong Olav V | H.M. Kong Olav | Kong Olav | Kronprins Olav

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Olav V was known as "The People's King". In 1973 when the international oil crisis limited the use of private cars, he travelled by public transport. A famous photograph from that year shows him riding a tram to go skiing in the hills of Oslo, insisting on paying the conductor for his own ticket. As he reached for the money in his pocket the moment was captured on film and later voted picture of ... See more »

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