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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 25 July, 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 as well as repeated attempts to influence the balance of power in Scandinavia. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anund Jacob has received more than 75,181 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Anund Jacob is the 2,364th most popular politician (down from 2,148th in 2019), the 95th most popular biography from Sweden (down from 92nd in 2019) and the 29th 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 2,364 out of 15,577Before him are Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy, Fumimaro Konoe, Alfonso II of Naples, Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse, Andrej Babiš, and Françoise Marie de Bourbon. After him are Jovanka Broz, Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia, Emperor Xuan of Han, Michael IX Palaiologos, Edward Rydz-Śmigły, and Ernest Augustus, Elector of Brunswick-Lüneburg.

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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 4Before him are Guido of Arezzo, Zoë Porphyrogenita, and Peter, King of Hungary. After him are Ingegerd Olofsdotter of Sweden, Herleva, and Suryavarman I.

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Among people born in Sweden, Anund Jacob ranks 95 out of 1,612Before him are Stieg Larsson (1954), Verner von Heidenstam (1859), Ermanaric (400), Hugo Theorell (1903), Axel Munthe (1857), and Birger Jarl (1210). After him are Hannes Alfvén (1908), Hilma af Klint (1862), Olaus Magnus (1490), Princess Birgitta of Sweden (1937), Bertil Ohlin (1899), and Arvid Carlsson (1923).


Among politicians born in Sweden, Anund Jacob ranks 29Before him are Eric the Victorious (945), Charles VIII of Sweden (1409), Charles Frederick, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp (1700), Prince Carl, Duke of Västergötland (1861), Ermanaric (400), and Birger Jarl (1210). After him are Princess Birgitta of Sweden (1937), Sverker I of Sweden (1100), Stefan Löfven (1957), Carin Göring (1888), Prince Wilhelm, Duke of Södermanland (1884), and Canute I of Sweden (1150).