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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 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 121,892 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Canute I of Sweden is the 2,968th most popular politician (down from 2,631st in 2019), the 114th most popular biography from Sweden (down from 110th in 2019) and the 35th 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 2,968 out of 15,577Before him are Louise of Lorraine, Sancho Ramírez, Alfonso IV of Aragon, Emperor Yuan of Han, Zoran Đinđić, and Herbert Backe. After him are David Dacko, Christopher I of Denmark, Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury, Tāufaʻāhau Tupou IV, Shulgi, and Agnes of Merania.

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Among people born in 1150, Canute I of Sweden ranks 7Before him are Guy of Lusignan, Saxo Grammaticus, Boniface I, Marquess of Montferrat, Qutb al-Din Aibak, Arnaut Daniel, and Geoffrey of Villehardouin. After him are Robert IV of Sablé, Roman the Great, Kaykhusraw I, Baldwin V, Count of Hainaut, Leo I, King of Armenia, and John of Matha. 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, Henry IV, Count of Luxembourg, Isaac Komnenos of Cyprus, Maurice de Sully, Saint Meinhard, and Conrad II, Duke of Swabia.

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Among people born in Sweden, Canute I of Sweden ranks 114 out of 1,612Before him are Ingemar Stenmark (1956), Carin Göring (1888), Kai Siegbahn (1918), Prince Wilhelm, Duke of Södermanland (1884), Nils Liedholm (1922), and Catherine of Sweden, Countess Palatine of Kleeburg (1584). After him are Rudolf Kjellén (1864), Lasse Hallström (1946), Victor Sjöström (1879), Harriet Andersson (1932), Magnus I of Sweden (1106), and Sven-Göran Eriksson (1948).


Among politicians born in Sweden, Canute I of Sweden ranks 35Before him are Anund Jacob (1008), Princess Birgitta of Sweden (1937), Sverker I of Sweden (1100), Stefan Löfven (1957), Carin Göring (1888), and Prince Wilhelm, Duke of Södermanland (1884). After him are Rudolf Kjellén (1864), Magnus I of Sweden (1106), Princess Margaretha, Mrs. Ambler (1934), Gustav, Prince of Vasa (1799), Lennart Johansson (1929), and Charles VII of Sweden (1130).