Anund Jacob

1008 - 1050

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Anund Jacob or James, Swedish: Anund Jakob was King of Sweden from 1022 until around 1050. He is believed to have been born on July 25, in either 1008 or 1010 as Jakob, the son of King Olof Skötkonung and Queen Estrid. Being the second Christian king of the Swedish realm, his long and partly turbulent reign saw the increasing dissemination of Christianity. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anund Jacob has received more than 46,460 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Anund Jacob is the 2,151st most popular politician (up from 2,240th in 2019), the 92nd most popular biography from Sweden (up from 98th in 2019) and the 26th 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 2,151 out of 15,710Before him are Ernest Augustus, Elector of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Ram Nath Kovind, Hedwig of Silesia, Jotham of Judah, Luís I of Portugal, and Abdul Karim. After him are Pedro V of Portugal, Alexander Helios, Emperor Suzong of Tang, Albert III, Duke of Austria, James Francis Edward Stuart, and Abgar V.

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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 and Emperor Go-Ichijō. 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, Herleva, and Suryavarman I.

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Among people born in Sweden, Anund Jacob ranks 92 out of 1,296Before him are Ermanaric (400), Arne Tiselius (1902), Ronnie Peterson (1944), Verner von Heidenstam (1859), Axel Munthe (1857), and Hannes Alfvén (1908). After him are Princess Birgitta of Sweden (1937), Stefan Löfven (1957), Peter Stormare (1953), Magnus I of Sweden (1106), Per Olov Enquist (1934), and Birger Jarl (1210).


Among politicians born in Sweden, Anund Jacob ranks 26Before him are Olof Skötkonung (980), Axel Oxenstierna (1583), Klas Pontus Arnoldson (1844), Charles VIII of Sweden (1409), Eric the Victorious (945), and Ermanaric (400). After him are Princess Birgitta of Sweden (1937), Stefan Löfven (1957), Magnus I of Sweden (1106), Birger Jarl (1210), Prince Carl, Duke of Västergötland (1861), and Sverker I of Sweden (1100).