Canute Lavard

1096 - 1131

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Canute Lavard (Danish: Knud Lavard; cognate with English Lord) (12 March 1096 – 7 January 1131) was a Danish prince. Later he was the first Duke of Schleswig and the first border prince who was both a Danish and a German vassal, a position leading towards the historical double position of Southern Jutland. He was killed by his cousin Magnus the Strong (c. 1106 – 1134), who saw him as a rival to the Danish throne. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Canute Lavard has received more than 165,097 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Canute Lavard is the 2,855th most popular politician (down from 2,278th in 2019), the 94th most popular biography from Denmark (down from 74th in 2019) and the 46th most popular Danish Politician.

Canute Lavard was a Danish prince who was the son of King Sweyn I of Denmark and Queen Estrid. He was also the grandson of King Harald Bluetooth of Denmark. Canute Lavard was most famous for his role in the death of his uncle, King Harald III of Denmark.

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  • 170k

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  • 63.35

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  • 28

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.57

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 1.92

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Canute Lavard has had the most page views in the with 22,945 views, followed by Danish (10,240), and German (5,624). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Estonian (77.59%), Belarusian (57.14%), and Swahili (46.70%)


Among politicians, Canute Lavard ranks 2,855 out of 19,576Before him are Philibert II, Duke of Savoy, Netjerkare Siptah, Charles William Ferdinand, Duke of Brunswick, Francisco de Almeida, Ambrogio Spinola, 1st Marquess of Balbases, and Charles the Younger. After him are Alfonso III of Aragon, Vukašin of Serbia, Zhang Xueliang, Askar Akayev, James II of Scotland, and Filippo Maria Visconti.

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Among people born in 1096, Canute Lavard ranks 3Before him are Peter Lombard, and Hugh of Saint Victor. After him are Al-Muqtafi, Al-Amir bi-Ahkam Allah, Pons, Count of Tripoli, Eremburga of Maine, Theodora Komnene, and Henry of Blois. Among people deceased in 1131, Canute Lavard ranks 5Before him are Omar Khayyam, Baldwin II of Jerusalem, Joscelin I, Count of Edessa, and Stephen II of Hungary. After him are Ramon Berenguer III, Count of Barcelona, Mahmud II, William, Count of Luxembourg, Sanai, Philip of France, Peter of Bruys, and Dobrodeia of Kiev.

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In Denmark

Among people born in Denmark, Canute Lavard ranks 94 out of 1,032Before him are Anne of Denmark (1574), Christina of Denmark (1521), Absalon (1128), Georg Brandes (1842), Tove Ditlevsen (1917), and John, King of Denmark (1455). After him are Vilhelm Hammershøi (1864), Niels Gade (1817), Eric III of Denmark (1100), Maximilian von Spee (1861), Christian Jürgensen Thomsen (1788), and Frederick, Hereditary Prince of Denmark (1753).

Among POLITICIANS In Denmark

Among politicians born in Denmark, Canute Lavard ranks 46Before him are Eric IV of Denmark (1216), Christopher II of Denmark (1276), Prince George of Denmark (1653), Christopher I of Denmark (1219), Absalon (1128), and John, King of Denmark (1455). After him are Eric III of Denmark (1100), Frederick, Hereditary Prince of Denmark (1753), Princess Thyra of Denmark (1853), Eric II of Denmark (1090), Sweyn III of Denmark (1125), and Prince Valdemar of Denmark (1858).