Eric Bloodaxe

885 - 954

Eric Bloodaxe

Eric Haraldsson (Old Norse: Eiríkr Haraldsson, Norwegian: Eirik Haraldsson; c. 885 – 954), nicknamed Eric Bloodaxe (Old Norse: Eiríkr blóðøx, Norwegian: Eirik Blodøks), was a 10th-century Norwegian ruler. It is widely speculated that he had short-lived terms as King of Norway and twice as King of Northumbria (c. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Eric Bloodaxe has received more than 636,621 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,233rd most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Eric Bloodaxe ranks 1,227 out of 14,801Before him are Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark, Abū Lahab, Frederick III, Elector of Saxony, Ludwig I of Bavaria, Berengar I of Italy, and Eric XIV of Sweden. After him are Seti II, Crazy Horse, Millard Fillmore, Chulalongkorn, Eleftherios Venizelos, and Ur-Nammu.

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Among people born in 885, Eric Bloodaxe ranks 1After him are Arnulf, Duke of Bavaria, Emperor Daigo, 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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In Norway

Among people born in Norway, Eric Bloodaxe ranks 24 out of 508Before him are Vidkun Quisling (1887), Trygve Lie (1896), Gro Harlem Brundtland (1939), Jo Nesbø (1960), Ludvig Holberg (1684), and Ingólfr Arnarson (850). After him are Haakon IV of Norway (1204), Magnus IV of Sweden (1316), Olaf II of Denmark (1370), Odd Hassel (1897), Magnus VI of Norway (1238), and Jostein Gaarder (1952).


Among politicians born in Norway, Eric Bloodaxe ranks 8Before him are Harald Fairhair (850), Olaf II of Norway (993), Olaf Tryggvason (963), Vidkun Quisling (1887), Trygve Lie (1896), and Gro Harlem Brundtland (1939). After him are Haakon IV of Norway (1204), Magnus IV of Sweden (1316), Olaf II of Denmark (1370), Magnus VI of Norway (1238), Sigurd the Crusader (1090), and Harald Hardrada (1015).

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