Cnut the Great

995 - 1035

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Cnut (; Old English: Cnut cyning; Old Norse: Knútr inn ríki [ˈknuːtr ˈinː ˈriːke]; died 12 November 1035), also known as Cnut the Great and Canute, was King of England from 1016, King of Denmark from 1018, and King of Norway from 1028 until his death in 1035. The three kingdoms united under Cnut's rule are referred to together as the North Sea Empire. As a Danish prince, Cnut won the throne of England in 1016 in the wake of centuries of Viking activity in northwestern Europe. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cnut the Great has received more than 6,006,391 page views. His biography is available in 72 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 71 in 2019). Cnut the Great is the 496th most popular politician (up from 1,160th in 2019), the 11th most popular biography from Denmark (up from 41st in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Politician.

Cnut the Great was most famous for conquering England and Denmark.

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Among politicians, Cnut the Great ranks 496 out of 15,577Before him are Menachem Begin, Şehzade Cihangir, Nader Shah, Macrinus, Alfonso XIII of Spain, and Yazid I. After him are Tahmasp I, John II of France, Hafez al-Assad, Christian VII of Denmark, Jean-Baptiste Colbert, and Heraklonas.

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Among people born in 995, Cnut the Great ranks 1After him are Shaykh Tusi, Richeza of Lotharingia, Bernard II, Duke of Saxony, Muniadona of Castile, John Gualbert, Abu'l-Fadl Bayhaqi, Haakon Ericsson, Wipo of Burgundy, Herman III, Duke of Swabia, and Reginar V, Count of Mons. Among people deceased in 1035, Cnut the Great ranks 1After him are Robert I, Duke of Normandy, Sancho III of Pamplona, Baldwin IV, Count of Flanders, Berenguer Ramon I, Count of Barcelona, Svein Knutsson, and Estrid of the Obotrites.

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In Denmark

Among people born in Denmark, Cnut the Great ranks 11 out of 893Before him are Margrethe II of Denmark (1940), Ivar the Boneless (900), Björn Ironside (800), Vitus Bering (1681), Ole Rømer (1644), and Karl Adolph Gjellerup (1857). After him are Christian VII of Denmark (1749), Sigrid Undset (1882), Karen Blixen (1885), Lili Elbe (1882), Margaret I of Denmark (1353), and Frederick IX of Denmark (1899).

Among POLITICIANS In Denmark

Among politicians born in Denmark, Cnut the Great ranks 3Before him are Ivar the Boneless (900) and Björn Ironside (800). After him are Christian VII of Denmark (1749), Margaret I of Denmark (1353), Frederick IX of Denmark (1899), Gorm the Old (900), George I of Greece (1845), Sweyn Forkbeard (960), Christian II of Denmark (1481), Alexandra of Denmark (1844), and Christian X of Denmark (1870).