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Galerie > Medieval to Contemporary > Europe > Sweden and Norway > Norway
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Norway, 1897, Oscar II, Brass medal on his 25th regency anniversary.

Norway, Oscar II., 25-årsjubileum som regent (1872-1897), Minnesmynt, 1897 AD.,
Minnesmedalj i mässing (22 mm / 2,47 g),
Obv.: OSCAR II KONUNG AF SVERIGE & NORGE , his crowned bust facing left.
Rev.: TILL OMINELSA / 1872-1897 , crowned shield of arms hold by two lions.
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Oscar II (21 January 1829 - 8 December 1907), born Oscar Frederik was King of Norway from 1872 until 1905 and King of Sweden from 1872 until his death. The third son of King Oscar I of Sweden and Josephine of Leuchtenberg, he was a descendant of Gustav I of Sweden through his mother.
He succeeded his brother Charles XV, on 18 September 1872, and was crowned as king of Norway in the Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim on 18 July 1873. At the accession he adopted as his motto Brödrafolkens väl / Broderfolkenes Vel ("The Welfare of the Brother Peoples"). While the King and the Royal Court resided mostly in Sweden, Oscar made the effort of learning to be fluent in Norwegian and from the very beginning he realized the essential difficulties in the maintenance of the union between the two countries. The political events which led up to the peaceful dissolution of the union between Norway and Sweden in 1905 could hardly have been attained but for the tact and patience of the king himself. He was dethroned on 7 June 1905 by the Norwegian Parliament and renounced the Norwegian throne on 26 October. He declined, indeed, to permit any prince of his house to become king of Norway, but better relations between the two countries were restored before his death, which occurred in Stockholm on 8 December 1907.

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