Björn Ironside

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Björn Ironside (Old Norse: Bjǫrn Járnsíða; Icelandic: Björn Járnsíða; Swedish: Björn Järnsida; Danish: Bjørn Jernside; Medieval Latin: Bier Costae ferreae) was a Norse Viking chief and legendary king of Sweden. According to the 12th- and 13th-century Scandinavian histories, he was the son of the notorious and historically dubious Viking king Ragnar Lodbrok. He lived in the 9th century, being securely dated between 855 and 858. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Björn Ironside has received more than 6,854,640 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Björn Ironside is the 176th most popular politician (up from 362nd in 2019), the 6th most popular biography from Denmark (up from 7th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Danish Politician.

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Among politicians, Björn Ironside ranks 176 out of 15,710. Before him are Maximilien Robespierre, Klemens von Metternich, Harry S. Truman, Septimius Severus, William I, German Emperor, and Henry II of France. After him are Gamal Abdel Nasser, Alexander I of Russia, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Rodrigo Duterte, Mars, and David Ben-Gurion.

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Among people born in 800, Björn Ironside ranks 1After him are Ecgberht, King of Wessex, Pope Nicholas I, Ælla of Northumbria, Pope Boniface VI, Pope Adrian III, Pope Sergius II, Horik I, Offa of Mercia, Fatima al-Fihri, Thomas the Slav, and Antipope Philip. Among people deceased in 876, Björn Ironside ranks 1After him are Louis the German, Kocel, Hemma, and Conrad II, Duke of Transjurane Burgundy.

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In Denmark

Among people born in Denmark, Björn Ironside ranks 6 out of 783. Before him are Hans Christian Andersen (1805), Niels Bohr (1885), Søren Kierkegaard (1813), Ivar the Boneless (900), and Margrethe II of Denmark (1940). After him are Hans Christian Ørsted (1777), Vitus Bering (1681), Christian VII of Denmark (1749), Ole Rømer (1644), George I of Greece (1845), and Margaret I of Denmark (1353).

Among POLITICIANS In Denmark

Among politicians born in Denmark, Björn Ironside ranks 2Before him are Ivar the Boneless (900). After him are Christian VII of Denmark (1749), George I of Greece (1845), Margaret I of Denmark (1353), Frederick IX of Denmark (1899), Gorm the Old (900), Christian IV of Denmark (1577), Christian II of Denmark (1481), Sweyn Forkbeard (960), Christian X of Denmark (1870), and Alexandra of Denmark (1844).

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