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(c. 995–1030),

king of Norway as Olaf II Haraldsson, reigned 1016–30, canonized for his attempts to spread Christianity in his kingdom. He was forced into exile by a rebellion in 1028 and killed in battle at Stiklestad while attempting to return. He is the patron saint of Norway. Feast day, 29 July.

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