Anund Jacob

1008 - 1050

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Anund Jacob or James (Swedish: Anund Jakob; c. 25 July 1008/10 - c. 1050) was King of Sweden from 1022 until around 1050. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anund Jacob has received more than 79,174 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Anund Jacob is the 2,307th most popular politician (up from 2,324th in 2019), the 100th most popular biography from Sweden (down from 94th in 2019) and the 31st most popular Swedish Politician.

Anund Jacob is most famous for being the first Swedish king to convert to Christianity.

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Among politicians, Anund Jacob ranks 2,307 out of 19,576Before him are Theuderic III, Aspar, Princess Christina, Mrs. Magnuson, Franz Joseph II, Prince of Liechtenstein, Gordon Brown, and Albert III, Duke of Austria. After him are Eleanor of Toledo, Władysław Gomułka, Prajadhipok, Dalia Grybauskaitė, Julia Avita Mamaea, and Fatma Sultan.

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Among people born in 1008, Anund Jacob ranks 2Before him is Henry I of France. After him are Ramiro I of Aragon, Emperor Go-Ichijō, and Gothelo II of Lower Lorraine. Among people deceased in 1050, Anund Jacob ranks 3Before him are Guido of Arezzo, and Zoë Porphyrogenita. After him are Peter, King of Hungary, Ingegerd Olofsdotter of Sweden, Suryavarman I, Herleva, and Einar Thambarskelfir.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Anund Jacob ranks 100 out of 1,879Before him are Keke Rosberg (1948), Charles Frederick, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp (1700), Princess Margaretha, Mrs. Ambler (1934), Per Teodor Cleve (1840), Olaus Magnus (1490), and Princess Christina, Mrs. Magnuson (1943). After him are Bibi Andersson (1935), Haakon VI of Norway (1340), Princess Désirée, Baroness Silfverschiöld (1938), Alva Myrdal (1902), Bertil Ohlin (1899), and Lennart Torstensson (1603).


Among politicians born in Sweden, Anund Jacob ranks 31Before him are Charles VIII of Sweden (1409), Birger Jarl (1210), Ermanaric (400), Charles Frederick, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp (1700), Princess Margaretha, Mrs. Ambler (1934), and Princess Christina, Mrs. Magnuson (1943). After him are Princess Désirée, Baroness Silfverschiöld (1938), Rudolf Kjellén (1864), Prince Carl, Duke of Västergötland (1861), Gustav, Prince of Vasa (1799), Lennart Johansson (1929), and Hjalmar Branting (1860).