Canute I of Sweden

1150 - 1196

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Canute I (Swedish: Knut Eriksson, Old Norse: Knútr Eiríksson; born before 1150 – died 1195/96) was king over all of Sweden from 1173 to 1195 (rival king since 1167). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Canute I of Sweden has received more than 95,951 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Canute I of Sweden is the 2,635th most popular politician (down from 2,405th in 2019), the 110th most popular biography from Sweden (down from 105th in 2019) and the 34th most popular Swedish Politician.

Canute was the king of Denmark, Norway, and England. He was most famous for being the one who commanded the tide to stop rising.

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Among politicians, Canute I of Sweden ranks 2,635 out of 15,710Before him are Joan II, Countess of Burgundy, John Buchan, Álmos, Yasuo Fukuda, Archduke Ernest of Austria, and Razia Sultana. After him are B. J. Habibie, Otto III, Duke of Bavaria, George V of Hanover, Frederick Christian, Elector of Saxony, Gaius Marcius Coriolanus, and Midhat Pasha.

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Among people born in 1150, Canute I of Sweden ranks 6Before him are Guy of Lusignan, Saxo Grammaticus, Boniface I, Marquess of Montferrat, Arnaut Daniel, and Robert IV of Sablé. After him are Qutb al-Din Aibak, Geoffrey of Villehardouin, Roman the Great, Antipope Innocent III, Kaykhusraw I, and Baldwin V, Count of Hainaut. Among people deceased in 1196, Canute I of Sweden ranks 3Before him are Béla III of Hungary and Alfonso II of Aragon. After him are Basava, Ivan Asen I of Bulgaria, Maurice de Sully, Henry IV, Count of Luxembourg, Isaac Komnenos of Cyprus, and Conrad II, Duke of Swabia.

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Among people born in Sweden, Canute I of Sweden ranks 110 out of 1,296Before him are Ingrid Thulin (1926), Bertil Ohlin (1899), Sverker I of Sweden (1100), Carl Peter Thunberg (1743), Emund the Old (1030), and Lennart Torstensson (1603). After him are Birgit Nilsson (1918), Charles Frederick, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp (1700), Harriet Andersson (1932), Nils Liedholm (1922), Claes Oldenburg (1929), and Ulf von Euler (1905).


Among politicians born in Sweden, Canute I of Sweden ranks 34Before him are Stefan Löfven (1957), Magnus I of Sweden (1106), Birger Jarl (1210), Prince Carl, Duke of Västergötland (1861), Sverker I of Sweden (1100), and Emund the Old (1030). After him are Charles Frederick, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp (1700), Charles VII of Sweden (1130), Prince Wilhelm, Duke of Södermanland (1884), Lennart Johansson (1929), Carin Göring (1888), and Hjalmar Branting (1860).