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 tremendously popular and viewed by the public as bright, articulate, reflective and down-to-earth.