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Olaf I

(Olaf Tryggvesson; Trygvason; 969–1000). King of Norw. 995–1000; b. while parents were in exile; brought up at court of Vladimir I (ca. 956–1015; “Vladimir the Great”; ruled Russ. 980–1015; converted to Christianity ca. 989); converted to Christianity in Scilly Islands; led Viking expedition 994 and ravaged coasts of Fr., Eng., and Ireland; to Norw.; brought bps. and priests from Eng. and tried to Christianize Norway. See also Iceland; Norway, Early Christianity in.

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