Saint Olaf II

[Saint Olaf II]Also known as

  • Heilag-Olav
  • Holy Olaf
  • Olaf Haraldson
  • Olaf Haraldsson
  • Olaf of Norway
  • Olaf the Fat
  • Olaf the Holy
  • Olaus
  • Olav den Hellige
  • Olav II
  • Olav of Norway
  • Olav the Thick
  • Olavs
  • Tola
  • Óláfr Digre
  • Óláfr Haraldsson

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Son of Harald Grenske King of Norway and Åsta Gudbrandsdatter. Viking pirate. Convert to Christianity, baptised in 1010. Helped Ethelred of England against pagan Danish invaders. King of Norway from 1015 to 1028. Brought missionaries to Norway to evangelize his people. Olaf tried to force Christianity on them, but they revolted in 1029, and drove him to Russia. There he gathered his forces, and in 1030 tried to re-take his throne. He was killed in battle, and regarded by Norwegians as the great champion of national independence and a martyr.

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  • “Saint Olaf II“. Saints.SQPN.com. 3 November 2014. Web. 29 December 2014. <>