Eric Bloodaxe

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Eric Haraldsson (Old Norse: Eiríkr Haraldsson [ˈɛiˌriːkz̠ ˈhɑrˌɑldsˌson], Norwegian: Eirik Haraldsson; fl. c.930−954), nicknamed Bloodaxe (Old Norse: blóðøx [ˈbloːðˌøks], Norwegian: Blodøks) and Brother-Slayer (Latin: fratrum interfector), was a Norwegian king. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Eric Bloodaxe has received more than 1,301,202 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Eric Bloodaxe is the 1,437th most popular politician (down from 1,110th in 2019), the 28th most popular biography from Norway (down from 19th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Norwegian Politician.

Eric Bloodaxe was a Viking who ruled over Norway and parts of Scotland. He was most famous for being a Viking who ruled over Norway and parts of Scotland.

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Among politicians, Eric Bloodaxe ranks 1,437 out of 19,576Before him are Sulayman ibn Abd al-Malik, Dorgon, Guillermo Lasso, Muhammad Shaybani, Peter I of Portugal, and Alfonso V of Aragon. After him are Coloman, King of Hungary, Sergey Shoygu, Edmund Ironside, Gaspard II de Coligny, William McKinley, and Marie Louise d’Orléans.

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Among people born in 885, Eric Bloodaxe ranks 1After him are Arnulf, Duke of Bavaria, Emperor Daigo, Li Cunxu, Eberhard of Franconia, and Boso, Margrave of Tuscany. Among people deceased in 954, Eric Bloodaxe ranks 2Before him is Louis IV of France. After him are Alberic II of Spoleto, and Malcolm I of Scotland.

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Among people born in Norway, Eric Bloodaxe ranks 28 out of 1,039Before him are Jo Nesbø (1960), Jens Stoltenberg (1959), Vidkun Quisling (1887), Olaf Tryggvason (963), Ivar Aasen (1813), and Ingólfr Arnarson (850). After him are Ludvig Holberg (1684), Ragnar Frisch (1895), Jostein Gaarder (1952), Johan Galtung (1930), Harald Hardrada (1015), and Odd Hassel (1897).


Among politicians born in Norway, Eric Bloodaxe ranks 10Before him are Olaf II of Denmark (1370), Trygve Lie (1896), Olaf II of Norway (993), Jens Stoltenberg (1959), Vidkun Quisling (1887), and Olaf Tryggvason (963). After him are Harald Hardrada (1015), Magnus IV of Sweden (1316), Haakon the Good (918), Magnus the Good (1024), Haakon IV of Norway (1204), and Haakon Sigurdsson (930).