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HAAKON VII (1872 -1957)

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Figure to assemble and paint
Ref.: 08 – RE
Weight: 250 grs.
Material: White Metal
Number of Pieces: 12
Historical Review:

Haakon VII (Prince Carl of Denmark, born Christian Frederik Carl Georg Valdemar Axel), was the first king of Norway after the 1905 dissolution of the personal union with Sweden. As one of the few elected monarchs, Haakon quickly won the respect and affection of his people.

Prince Carl was born in Charlottenlund Palace (Copenhague). He belonged to the Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (shortened to House of Glücksburg) branch of the House of Oldenburg. The house was originally from northern Germany, where also the Glucksburg (Lyksborg) branch held their small fief. The family had permanent links with Norway already beginning from late Middle Ages, and also several of his paternal ancestors had been kings of independent Norway (Haakon V of Norway, Christian I of Norway, Frederick I, Christian III, Frederick II, Christian IV, as well as Frederick III of Norway who integrated Norway into the Oldenburg state with Denmark, Slesvig and Holstein, after which it was not independent until 1814). Christian Frederick, who was King of Norway briefly in 1814, the first king of the Norwegian 1814 constitution and struggle for independence, was his great-granduncle.

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