Harald V of Norway Monarch

Harald v of norway

Harald V (born 21 February 1937) is the King of Norway. He succeeded to the throne of Norway upon the death of his father Olaf V on 17 January 1991. The son of the then-Crown Prince Olaf and of Princess Märtha of Sweden, Harald was born at the Crown Prince Residence at Skaugum, Akershus, Norway. A member of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, originally from Northern Germany, Harald became the first Norwegian-born prince since Olaf IV, who was born in 1370. Harald V is the formal head of the Church of Norway and the Norwegian Armed Forces. He has two children, Crown Prince Haakon and Princess Märtha Louise. His grandchildren are Maud Angelica (2003), Leah Isadora (2005), Emma Tallulah (2008), Princess Ingrid Alexandra (2004), and Prince Sverre Magnus (2005). Harald has two older sisters: Princess Ragnhild of Norway, Mrs. Lorentzen (Ragnhild Alexandra, born Oslo, 9 June 1930), who lives in Brazil, and Princess Astrid of Norway, Mrs. Ferner (Astrid Maud Ingeborg, born Oslo, 12 February 1932), who lives in Oslo. Prince Harald was born in Skaugum. The young prince was baptised in the Royal Chapel in the Royal Palace in Oslo on 31 March by Bishop Johan Lunde.

Personal details

Date of birth
February 21st, 1937
Church of Norway,Lutheranism


1.House of Glücksburg

Royal line


Kingdoms ruled

Kingdom of Greece
Kingdom of Iceland

Member of order 14

Order name Title Member from
Order of Prince Henry 2004
Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana 1998
Order of St. Olav 1991
Order of the Chrysanthemum
Order of the Star of Romania
Royal Victorian Order Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order
Order of the Dannebrog
Order of the Golden Fleece
Order of the Three Stars
Royal Order of the Seraphim
Order of the Elephant
Order of Leopold
Order of the White Eagle
Order of the Garter


1. Norwegian Military Academy Military academy

The Norwegian Army Academy (Norwegian: Krigsskolen) was established in 1750. It is the oldest university-level educational institution in Norway, and one of the oldest active military academies in the world. Krigsskolen primarily educates officers for the Norwegian Army. There are separate academies for the Royal Norwegian Navy and the Royal Norwegian Air Force.

Type Military academy
Utfartsveien 2, Oslo
Official web page www.krigsskolen.no
Wikipedia article

People attended Norwegian Military Academy connected by profession and/or age

b. 1903., Monarch
b. 1860., Politician
b. 1887., Politician
b. 1911., Author
b. 1881., Military Person
b. 1910., Diplomat
b. 1899.

2. Blindern

The University of Oslo (Norwegian: Universitetet i Oslo), formerly The Royal Frederick University (Norwegian: Det Kongelige Frederiks Universitet), is the oldest and largest university in Norway, situated in the Norwegian capital of Oslo.

Boks 1072 Blindern, NO-0316 - Oslo, Eastern Norway
2010. 24,777
2012. 4,268
2010. 2,823
Official web page www.uio.no
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender

People attended Blindern connected by profession and/or age

b. 1940., Politician
b. 1942., Businessperson
b. 1938., Politician
b. 1935., Astronaut
b. 1937., Politician
b. 1939., Poet
b. 1937., Noble person
b. 1939., Politician

3. Oslo Cathedral School Educational Institution

Schola Osloensis, known in Norwegian as Oslo katedralskole (Oslo Cathedral School) and more commonly as "Katta" is an upper secondary school located in Oslo, Norway. The school offers the college preparatory studiespesialisering (literally: specialization for studies) of the Norwegian school system. Oslo Cathedral School is one of four schools in Norway which can trace its origins directly to the Middle Ages and is generally regarded as one of the most prestigious schools in Norway. It celebrated its 850-year anniversary in 2003..

Ullevålsveien 31, Oslo
Wikipedia article

People attended Oslo Cathedral School connected by profession and/or age

b. 1882., Military Person
b. 1795., Priest
b. 1959., Politician
b. 1954.

4. Balliol College Colleges/University

Balliol College ( /ˈbeɪliəl/), founded in 1263, is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England.

Type University
2012. 62.5 mil. £
2009. 64 mil. £
Broad Street, OX1 3BJ - Oxford, United Kingdom
2012. 387
2012. 325
Local tuition
2013. 9 K £
Official web page www.balliol.ox.ac.uk
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended Balliol College connected by profession and/or age

b. 1903., Monarch
b. 1935., Politician
b. 1941., Professor
b. 1942., Investor
b. 1938., Physicist

Goverment positions 1

King of Norway




The Norwegian monarch is the monarchical head of state of Norway, which is a constitutional and hereditary monarchy with a parliamentary system. The Norwegian monarchy can trace its line back to the reign of Harald Fairhair and the previous petty kingdoms which were united to form Norway; it has been in unions with both Sweden and Denmark for long periods. The present Sovereign is King Harald V, who has reigned since 17 January 1991. The heir apparent is his only son, Crown Prince Haakon. The Crown Prince undertakes various public ceremonial functions, as does the King's wife, Queen Sonja. The Crown Prince also acts as regent in the King's absence. There are several other members of the Royal Family, including the King's daughter, grandchildren and siblings. The Royal House is a branch of the Schlewig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glucksburg branch of the House of Oldenburg; originally from Schleswig-Holstein in Germany, the same royal house as the Danish and former Greek royal families. Whilst the Constitution of Norway grants important executive powers to the King, these are almost always exercised by the Council of State in the name of the King.

Other position holders


Awards won

1994 Grand Cross Special Class of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany

1994 Royal Victorian Chain

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with


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