Norway: Heads of State: 1814-1905

Royal House: Slesvig-Holsten
Af Guds Nåde Konge til Sverige og Norge, de Gothers og Venders, etc. etc. etc., Hertug til Slesvig, Holsten, Stormarn og Dithmarsken, Greve til Oldenborg og Delmenhorst, etc.
4 Nov 1814 - 5 Feb 1818 Karl II [1]
Royal House: Bernadotte
Af Guds Nåde Konge til Sverige og Norge, de Gothers og Venders
5 Feb 1818 - 8 Mar 1844 Karl III Johan [2][3]
8 Mar 1844 - 8 Jul 1859 Oscar I (Joseph Frantz Oscar) [4][5]
Af Guds Nåde Konge til Norge og Sverige, de Gothers og Venders
8 Jul 1859 - 18 Sep 1872 Karl IV (Karl Ludvig Eugenius) [6]
18 Sep 1872 - 7 Jun 1905 Oscar II (Oscar Frederik) [5][7]
Statsråd: Statsminister (ex officio)
7 Jun 1905 - 27 Nov 1905 Peter Christian Hersleb Kjerschow Michelsen [7]

[1] Also in Sweden, as Carl XIII.
[2] Born Jean Bernadotte, name expanded to Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte in infancy, to prevent confusion with older brother Jean-Évangéliste; added Jules, so Jean-Baptiste Jules Bernadotte, during the Revolution in honour of C. Iulius Caesar; made Prince de Ponte-Corvo (5 Jun 1806) in France; elected Kronprins by the Diet of Estates of Sweden (21 Aug 1810), as Prins Johan Baptist Julius av Ponte-Corvo; adopted 5 Nov 1810 by King Carl XIII of Sweden with name Carl Johan.
[3] Also in Sweden, as Carl XIV Johan
[4] Original name: François-Joseph-Oscar Bernadotte
[5] Also in Sweden
[6] Also in Sweden, as Carl XV
[7] On 7 Jun 1905 the Storting declared the union with Sweden under one king dissolved: "... foreningen med Sverige under én konge er opphørt som folge av at kongen har opphørt à fungere som norsk konge." The royal authority devolves on the Statsråd: "For the time being the Norwegian Government is to exercise the authority vested in the king, in conformity with the Constitution and the current laws of the State of Norway." (from a Norwegian Encyclopaedia). Oscar II abdicates the crown of Norway 26 Oct 1905.
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