Vidkun Abraham Lauritz Jonsson Quisling

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Vidkun Abraham Lauritz Jonsson Quisling

Birthplace: Hegglandsgrend i Fyresdal
Death: Died in Akershus, Norway
Cause of death: Henrettet ved skyting på Akershus Festning for landsforræderi
Place of Burial: Gjerpen kirke, Skien, Norway, Telemark
Immediate Family:

Son of Jon Lauritz Larsen Quisling and Anna Caroline Jørgensdtr. Bang
Husband of Maria Vasilijevna Pasetsjnikova
Ex-husband of Alexandra Andrejevna Voronin
Brother of Jørgen Jonsson Bang Quisling; Esther Jonsdotter Quisling and Arne Jonsson Quisling

Occupation: Norsk offiser, diplomat og politiker. stiftet han det nasjonalromantiske fascistpartiet Nasjonal Samling (NS). Ved den tyske invasjonen 9. april 1940 forsøkte Quisling å begå statskupp, men måtte trekke seg.Etter krigen ble han dømt for krigsforræde
Managed by: Arvid Sverre Riis
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About Vidkun Abraham Lauritz Jonsson Quisling

Vidkun Abraham Lauritz Jonssøn Quisling (Norwegian: [ˈʋɪdkʉn ˈkʋɪʃlɪŋ]; 18 July 1887 – 24 October 1945) was a Norwegian politician. On 9 April 1940, with the German invasion of Norway in progress, he seized power in a Nazi-backed coup d'état.

From 1942 to 1945 he served as Minister-President, working with the occupying forces. His government, known as the Quisling regime, was dominated by ministers from Nasjonal Samling, the party he founded in 1933. The collaborationist government participated – wittingly or unwittingly – in Germany's Final Solution. Quisling was put on trial during the legal purge in Norway after World War II and found guilty of charges including embezzlement, murder and high treason. He was executed by firing squad at Akershus Fortress, Oslo, on 24 October 1945. During World War II, the word quisling became a synonym for traitor.

The son of a Church of Norway pastor, Quisling blended Christian fundamentals, scientific developments and philosophy into a new theory he called Universism. Before going into politics, he proved himself in the military, joining the General Staff in 1911 and specialising in Russian affairs. He was posted to Russia in 1918, and worked with Fridtjof Nansen during the Russian famine of 1921 in the Ukraine, returning to Russia to work with Frederik Prytz in Moscow. When Prytz left in 1927, Quisling stayed on as the Norwegian diplomat responsible for managing British diplomatic affairs. For these services he was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire by King George V, though the honour was later rescinded. He returned to Norway in 1929, and served as Minister of Defence during the governments of Peder Kolstad (1931–32) and Jens Hundseid (1932–33). Although Quisling achieved some popularity after his attacks on the political left, his party never polled well and was little more than peripheral at the time of his 1940 coup.

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Vidkun Abraham Lauritz Jonsson Quisling's Timeline

July 18, 1887
Hegglandsgrend i Fyresdal
Age 35
ingen born
October 24, 1945
Age 58
Akershus, Norway
Age 58
Skien, Norway, Telemark