Birger Jarl

1210 - 1266

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Birger Jarl (c. 1210 – 21 October 1266), also known as Birger Magnusson, was a Swedish statesman and regent, jarl, and a member of the House of Bjelbo, who played a pivotal role in the consolidation of Sweden. His first marriage was to Princess Ingeborg of Sweden, which created his base of power. Birger led the Second Swedish Crusade, which established Swedish rule in Finland. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Birger Jarl has received more than 350,937 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Birger Jarl is the 2,071st most popular politician (up from 2,275th in 2019), the 87th most popular biography from Sweden (up from 93rd in 2019) and the 26th most popular Swedish Politician.

Birger Jarl was a Swedish statesman, soldier, and diplomat. He was the founder of Stockholm and the father of King Magnus I of Sweden. Birger Jarl is most famous for being the founder of Stockholm.

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Over the past year Birger Jarl has had the most page views in the with 87,438 views, followed by English (49,227), and Russian (14,438). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Ukrainian (179.14%), Basque (118.52%), and Slovenian (104.13%)


Among politicians, Birger Jarl ranks 2,071 out of 19,576Before him are Jotham of Judah, Kurt Daluege, Michael VI Bringas, Jean Parisot de Valette, Marie of Romania, and Hyejong of Goryeo. After him are Nogai Khan, Nabopolassar, Adolphe, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Rudolph of France, Duchess Elisabeth of Württemberg, and Nikola Pašić.

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Among people born in 1210, Birger Jarl ranks 5Before him are Pope Gregory X, Pope Honorius IV, Saadi Shirazi, and Afonso III of Portugal. After him are Treniota, Floris IV, Count of Holland, Barnim I, Duke of Pomerania, Chaka of Bulgaria, Toros Roslin, Muqi, and Guan Hanqing. Among people deceased in 1266, Birger Jarl ranks 4Before him are Berke, Ariq Böke, and Manfred, King of Sicily. After him are Shiban, Alghu, John I, Margrave of Brandenburg, Andronikos II of Trebizond, Henry III the White, Hugh, Count of Burgundy, Odo, Count of Nevers, and Abu Hafs Umar al-Murtada.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Birger Jarl ranks 87 out of 1,879Before him are Harry Martinson (1904), Hugo Theorell (1903), Axel Oxenstierna (1583), Kai Siegbahn (1918), Charles VIII of Sweden (1409), and Kurt Hamrin (1934). After him are Stieg Larsson (1954), Jenny Lind (1820), Marie Fredriksson (1958), Ermanaric (400), Ronnie Peterson (1944), and Axel Munthe (1857).


Among politicians born in Sweden, Birger Jarl ranks 26Before him are Gustav III of Sweden (1746), Princess Birgitta of Sweden (1937), Olof Skötkonung (980), Eric the Victorious (945), Axel Oxenstierna (1583), and Charles VIII of Sweden (1409). After him are Ermanaric (400), Charles Frederick, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp (1700), Princess Margaretha, Mrs. Ambler (1934), Princess Christina, Mrs. Magnuson (1943), Anund Jacob (1008), and Princess Désirée, Baroness Silfverschiöld (1938).