Olaf I

(c. 968—1000) king of Norway

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King of Norway (995–1000). Exiled when his father was killed, he was brought up in Novgorod in Russia. Viking expeditions took him to Iceland, England, and Ireland where he was converted to Christianity. In 995 he was accepted as King of Norway, and established the new religion. He was drowned at sea after a battle with the combined Danish and Swedish fleets.

Subjects: Military History — World History.

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