Haakon I

Haakon I

(hä`kən, Nor. hô`ko͝on) (Haakon the Good), c.915–961, king of Norway (c.935–961), son of Harold I. He was brought up as a Christian at the court of King Athelstan in England. His brother, Eric Bloodyaxe, had succeeded Harold as chief king, but the other sons of Harold refused to obey Eric and helped Haakon seize power. Haakon strengthened the national army and fleet. His effort to introduce Christianity was unsuccessful. He died from a battle wound, and Eric's sons succeeded him with Danish support.
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Norway's Crown Prince Haakon is to give the New Year's speech this year as King Harald will be on sick leave after surgery, according to the Norwegian Court.
Indeed, among the young, Haakon is by far the most popular member of the royal family.
Some critics have said Haakon is going too fast in modernising the monarchy - in contrast to most royal families which are criticised for being too old-fashioned.
JULY--Paul Haakon is at the Edgewater Beach Hotel's Boardwalk, and the De Marcos in the Palmer House's Empire Room.
Haakon is also currently the chairman of the Board of Directors of the Joint Military Intelligence College Foundation, a member of the National Correlation Working Group Board of Directors, is a member of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Transformation Advisory Group, and participates in an advisory capacity with a number of other early-stage software and services businesses focused on the imagery market.
Haakon is tremendously popular and viewed by the public as bright, articulate, reflective and down-to-earth.