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Emma of Normandy

985 - 1052

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Emma of Normandy (referred to as Ælfgifu in royal documents; c. 984 – 6 March 1052) was a Norman-born noblewoman who became the English, Danish, and Norwegian queen through her marriages to the Anglo-Saxon king Æthelred the Unready and the Danish king Cnut the Great. A daughter of the Norman ruler Richard the Fearless and Gunnor, she was Queen of the English during her marriage to King Æthelred from 1002 to 1016, except during a brief interruption in 1013–14 when the Danish king Sweyn Forkbeard occupied the English throne. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Emma of Normandy has received more than 2,065,001 page views. Her biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Emma of Normandy is the 104th most popular companion (up from 214th in 2019), the 488th most popular biography from France (up from 930th in 2019) and the 11th most popular French Companion.

Emma of Normandy was most famous for being the wife of King Ethelred II of England.

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Among companions, Emma of Normandy ranks 104 out of 673Before her are Isabeau of Bavaria, Athaliah, Maria Luisa of Parma, Anna Pavlovna of Russia, Caterina Sforza, and Adelaide of Italy. After her are Julia Domna, Maria Theresa of Naples and Sicily, Pulcheria, Julia the Elder, Anne Hathaway, and Anne of Kiev.

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Among people born in 985, Emma of Normandy ranks 1After her are Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah, Adalbert, Margrave of Austria, Rodulfus Glaber, Boniface III, Margrave of Tuscany, Radbot of Klettgau, Hamza ibn-'Ali ibn-Ahmad, Theobald II of Blois, and Eilmer of Malmesbury. Among people deceased in 1052, Emma of Normandy ranks 1After her are Bi Sheng, Fan Zhongyan, Boniface III, Margrave of Tuscany, Vladimir of Novgorod, and Guaimar IV of Salerno.

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In France

Among people born in France, Emma of Normandy ranks 488 out of 6,011Before her are Henri, Count of Chambord (1820), Victor Grignard (1871), Gérard Philipe (1922), Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi (1834), Alphonse de Lamartine (1790), and Mireille Darc (1938). After her are Jean-Martin Charcot (1825), Hilary of Poitiers (315), Lothair of France (941), Arthur Honegger (1892), Marius Petipa (1818), and André Le Nôtre (1613).

Among COMPANIONS In France

Among companions born in France, Emma of Normandy ranks 11Before her are Désirée Clary (1777), Elisabeth of Valois (1545), Isabella of France (1295), Claude of France (1499), Hortense de Beauharnais (1783), and Brigitte Macron (1953). After her are Henrietta Maria of France (1609), Margaret of Burgundy, Queen of France (1290), Marie of Anjou (1404), Catherine of Valois (1401), Agnès Sorel (1422), and Julie Clary (1771).