Famous People with Name Haakon

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Famous People with Name Haakon

Haakon as First Name

Haakon Hansen     Haakon Hansen       Origin/Culture/Country: Norwegian

Haakon Hansen: was a Norwegian boxer who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics.In 1924 he was eliminated in the quarterfinals of the lightweight class after losing his fight to the upcoming gold medalist Hans Jacob Nielsen.

Haakon Lind     Haakon Lind       Origin/Culture/Country: Norwegian

Haakon Lind: was a Norwegian boxer who competed in the 1928 Summer Olympics.In 1928 he was eliminated in the first round of the lightweight class after losing his fight to Franz Dübbers.

Haakon Pedersen     Haakon Pedersen       Origin/Culture/Country: Norwegian

Haakon Pedersen: was a Norwegian speed skater who competed in the 1928 Winter Olympics and in the 1932 Winter Olympics. In 1928 he finished fifth in the 500 metres competition. Four years later he competed in the 500 metres event again but was eliminated in the heats.

Haakon Stein     Haakon Stein       Origin/Culture/Country: German

Haakon Stein: is a German fencer. He represented the Unified Team of Germany at the 1964 Summer Olympics in the team épée event.[1]

Haakon, Né Christian Frederik Carl Georg Valdemar      Haakon, Né Christian Frederik Carl Georg Valdemar        Origin/Culture/Country: Danish

Haakon, Né Christian Frederik Carl Georg Valdemar : was the first king of Norway after the 1905 dissolution of the personal union with Sweden. He was a member of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg. As one of the few elected monarchs, Haakon quickly won the respect and affection of his people and played a pivotal role in uniting the Norwegian nation in its resistance to the attack and five-year-long Nazi occupation during World War II. In Norway, Haakon is regarded as one of the greatest Norwegians of the twentieth century and is particularly revered for his courage during the German invasion—he threatened abdication if the government cooperated with the invading Germans—and for his leadership and preservation of Norwegian unity during the Nazi occupation. He died at the age of 85 on 21 September 1957, after having reigned for nearly 52 years.

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Haakon as Last Name

Hagbart Haakonsen     Hagbart Haakonsen       Origin/Culture/Country: Norwegian

Hagbart Haakonsen: was a Norwegian cross country skier. Haakonsen finished fifth in 18 km cross country event at the 1928 Winter Olympics as well as at the 1929 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. He was the first true cross country skier to win the Holmenkollen medal.

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