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  Christian Frederik Carl Georg Valdemar Axel (Haakon VII),
Name Christian Frederik Carl Georg Valdemar Axel (Haakon VII)
, , Norway
Born August 03, 1872
DiedSeptember 21, 1957 (85 years)
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Infoborn Christian Frederik Carl Georg Valdemar Axel) (3 August 1872 – 21 September 1957), known as Prince Carl of Denmark until 1905, was the first king of Norway after the 1905 dissolution of the union with Sweden. He was a member of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg. As one of the few elected monarchs, Haakon quickly won the respect and affection of his people and played a pivotal role in uniting the Norwegian nation in its resistance to the Nazi invasion and subsequent five-year-long occupation of his country during World War II.

In Norway, Haakon is regarded as one of the greatest Norwegians of the twentieth century and is particularly revered for his courage during the German invasion—he threatened abdication if the government cooperated with the invading Germans—and for his leadership and preservation of Norwegian unity during the Nazi occupation. He died at the age of 85 on 21 September 1957, after having reigned for nearly 52 years.



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Wife Maud Charlotte Mary Victoria of Glücksburg 00, 0000-
Son Alexander Edward Christian Frederik (Olav V) 1903-1991
Grandson Harald (Harald V) 1937-
Father Frederik (Frederik VIII) 1843-1912
Grandfather Christian (Christian IX) 1818-1906
Aunt Alexandra Caroline Marie Charlotte Louise Julia Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (Queen Alexandra) 1844-1925
1st Cousin George Frederick Ernest Albert Windsor (George V) 1865-1936
Uncle George Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (George I) 1845-1913
1st Cousin Constantine Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (Constantine I) 1868-1923
1st Cousin Andrew Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg 1882-1944
Aunt Maria Feodorovna of Romanov 1847-1928
1st Cousin Nicholas Romanov (Nicholas II) 1868-1918
1st Cousin Michael Alexandrovich of Romanov (Michael II) 1878-1918
1st Cousin Olga Alexandrovna Romanov 1882-1960
Aunt Thyra Amelie Caroline Charlotte Anne Hanover 1853-1933
1st Cousin Ernest Augustus Christian George Hanover 1887-1953
Uncle Valdemar Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg 1858-1939
1st Cousin Margaret of Bourbon-Parma 1895-1992
Grandmother Louise Wilhelmine Frederikke Caroline Auguste Julie Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glucksburg 1817-1898
Brother Christian Carl Frederik Albert Alexander Vilhelm (Christian X) 1870-1947
Nephew Christian Frederik Franz Michael Carl Valdemar Georg (Frederik IX) 1899-1972
Sister Ingeborg Charlotte Caroline Frederikke Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg 1878-1958
Niece Märtha Sofia Lovisa Dagmar Thyra 1901-1954
Niece Astrid Sofia Lovisa Thyra Bernadotte 1905-1935
Mother Louise Josephine Eugenie Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg 1851-1926
Grandfather Carl Ludvig Eugen Bernadotte (Charles XV & Charles IV) 1826-1872
Great-Grandfather Joseph François Oscar Bernadotte (Oscar I) 1799-1859
Grand Uncle Oscar Fredrik Bernadotte (Oscar II) 1829-1907
1st Cousin Once Removed Oscar Gustaf Adolf Bernadotte (Gustaf V) 1858-1950
2nd Cousin Oscar Fredrik Wilhelm Olaf Gustaf Adolf Bernadotte (Gustaf VI Adolf) 1882-1973
1st Cousin Once Removed Prince Carl of Sweden 1861-1951
Great-Grandmother Joséphine Maximiliane Eugénie Napoléonne Bernadotte 1807-1876
Grandmother Wilhelmina Frederika Alexandrine Anna Louisa Bernadotte (Queen Louise) 1828-1871
Great-Grandfather William Frederick Karel Orange-Nassau 1797-1881
Great-Grandmother Louise Augusta Wilhelmina Amalia Orange-Nassau 1808-1870
Father In-Law Albert Edward Wettin of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (Edward VII) 1841-1910

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