Eric the Victorious

945 - 995

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Eric the Victorious (Old Norse: Eiríkr inn sigrsæli, Modern Swedish: Erik Segersäll; c. 945 – c. 995) was a Swedish monarch as of around 970. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Eric the Victorious has received more than 600,340 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Eric the Victorious is the 1,921st most popular politician (up from 1,955th in 2019), the 79th most popular biography from Sweden (down from 78th in 2019) and the 23rd most popular Swedish Politician.

Eric the Victorious was a Viking king who ruled in the 10th century. He is most famous for conquering England and becoming the first king of England.

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Among politicians, Eric the Victorious ranks 1,921 out of 19,576Before him are Georgios Papadopoulos, Simone Veil, Emperor Renzong of Song, Eudokia Makrembolitissa, Ladislaus IV of Hungary, and Clodius Albinus. After him are Clovis II, John II of Castile, Kaloyan of Bulgaria, Anastasios II, Alfonso XI of Castile, and Anchises.

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Among people born in 945, Eric the Victorious ranks 1After him are Al-Maqdisi, Abbo of Fleury, Otto, Duke of Burgundy, Al-Sijzi, and Adelaide-Blanche of Anjou. Among people deceased in 995, Eric the Victorious ranks 1After him are Henry II, Duke of Bavaria, Haakon Sigurdsson, Ibn al-Nadim, Kenneth II of Scotland, García Fernández of Castile, and Michitsuna's mother.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Eric the Victorious ranks 79 out of 1,879Before him are Louise of Sweden (1851), Princess Birgitta of Sweden (1937), Hannes Alfvén (1908), Sven Hedin (1865), Eric IX of Sweden (1120), and Olof Skötkonung (980). After him are Marie Taglioni (1804), Harry Martinson (1904), Hugo Theorell (1903), Axel Oxenstierna (1583), Kai Siegbahn (1918), and Charles VIII of Sweden (1409).


Among politicians born in Sweden, Eric the Victorious ranks 23Before him are Charles XI of Sweden (1655), Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden (1778), Eric XIV of Sweden (1533), Gustav III of Sweden (1746), Princess Birgitta of Sweden (1937), and Olof Skötkonung (980). After him are Axel Oxenstierna (1583), Charles VIII of Sweden (1409), Birger Jarl (1210), Ermanaric (400), Charles Frederick, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp (1700), and Princess Margaretha, Mrs. Ambler (1934).