St Olaf


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St. Olaf College.

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Olaf, St (995–1030)

Olaf, St (c. 995–1030)

Olaf II, St (c.995–1028)

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KNUDSEN, Karl Fredrik (1872 - 1937), Commander 1st Class Order of St Olaf; Director Hambros Bank, Ltd

BARKER, Henry Edward (1872 - 1942), Grand Cordon of the Order of the Nile; Commander of the Order of St Olaf

DAY, Maurice William (1858 - 1916), Dean of Waterford and Rector of Holy Trinity with St Olaf, Waterford, since 1913

CRAVEN, James Brown (1850 - 1924), Archdeacon of Orkney since 1913; Rector of St Olaf, Kirkwall, 1875–1914

PEERS, Charles Reed (1868 - 1952), Honorary Fellow, King’s College, Cambridge; a Governor, the Charterhouse; Knight Commander, St Olaf (Norway); Consulting Architect, York Minster, etc

WRIGHT, William (1874 - 1937), late Dean and Professor of Anatomy in the London Hospital Medical College; Knight of the Order of St Olaf; Capt. RAMC (T)

CRANSTON, Robert (1843 - 1923), Officer, Legion of Honour, France, 1904; Knight Commander of St Olaf, Norway, 1906; Col commanded Lothian Brigade; Member of Advisory Committee, War Office

MARWICK, Hugh (1881 - 1965), Chevalier of Royal Norwegian Order of St Olaf, 1946; Hon. Sheriff-Substitute of Orkney, 1936; Executive Officer and Director of Education, Orkney Education Authority, 1929–46; retd, 1946

NOBLE, Percy Lockhart Harnam (1880 - 1955), Commander, Legion of Merit (USA); Grand Cross of Order of St Olaf (Norway); Grand Officer, Legion of Honour (France); Grand Cross of the Dannebrog (Denmark); Rear-Admiral of the United Kingdom and of the Admiralty since 1945

JACKSON, Frederick George (died 1938), late of the East Surrey Regt; Arctic Discoverer and Explorer; Knight (First Class), Royal Order of St Olaf; Gold Medallist of the Paris Geographical Soc.; Medallist of Royal Humane Society of Great Britain

QUINN, Patrick (1855 - 1936), Officer of the Legion of Honour, France; Chevalier of the Orders of the Dannebrog, Denmark; Vasa, Sweden; St Olaf, Norway; Stanislaus, Russia; and the Redeemer, Greece; Order of Military Merit, 1st class, Spain; Officier de l’Instruction Publique, France; Chevalier of the Order of Villa Viçosa, Portugal

ARNAVON, Jacques (1877 - 1949), Officier de la Légion d’Honneur; Grand Officier Order St Olaf, Norway; Commandeur: Ordre Léopold de Belgique, Danebrog (Denmark); Golden Ear (China), etc.; Minister Plenipotentiary; Hon. Secretary of Association France-Grande Bretagne, 1 rue d’Astorg, Paris VIIIe, since 1929

SMALLMAN, (Henry) George (1854 - 1923), one of HM Lieutenants of the City of London; Commander of the Order of the Redeemer of Greece; Knighthood (First Class) of the Royal Order of Saint Olaf of Norway; a Governor of St Bartholomew’s Hospital; Past Master of the Fanmakers’ Company


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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.

Subjects: Christianity.

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