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Ermanaric (died 376) was a Greuthungian Gothic king who before the Hunnic invasion evidently ruled a sizable portion of Oium, the part of Scythia inhabited by the Goths at the time. He is mentioned in two Roman sources: the contemporary writings of Ammianus Marcellinus, and in Getica by the sixth-century historian Jordanes. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ermanaric has received more than 235,390 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Ermanaric is the 2,244th most popular politician (down from 1,904th in 2019), the 91st most popular biography from Sweden (down from 86th in 2019) and the 27th most popular Swedish Politician.

Erimanaric is most famous for his laws and punishments. His laws were very strict and punishments were severe. For example, if someone committed murder, they would be executed.

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Among politicians, Ermanaric ranks 2,244 out of 15,577Before him are Shalmaneser I, Rudolf von Laban, Roman Herzog, Jehoram of Israel, George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham, and Ricimer. After him are Stefan Milutin, Gannicus, Nadab of Israel, Antiochus II Theos, Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovich of Russia, and Abd al-Karim Qasim.

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Among people born in 400, Ermanaric ranks 10Before him are Saint Ursula, Pope Zosimus, Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus, Olybrius, Alexius of Rome, and Vasubandhu. After him are Yazdegerd I, Constantine III, Chandragupta II, Fritigern, Antipope Ursicinus, and Uldin. Among people deceased in 376, Ermanaric ranks 1After him are Count Theodosius and Vithimiris.

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Among people born in Sweden, Ermanaric ranks 91 out of 1,612Before him are Harry Martinson (1904), Jenny Lind (1820), Charles Frederick, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp (1700), Prince Carl, Duke of Västergötland (1861), Stieg Larsson (1954), and Verner von Heidenstam (1859). After him are Hugo Theorell (1903), Axel Munthe (1857), Birger Jarl (1210), Anund Jacob (1008), Hannes Alfvén (1908), and Hilma af Klint (1862).


Among politicians born in Sweden, Ermanaric ranks 27Before him are Axel Oxenstierna (1583), Olof Skötkonung (980), Eric the Victorious (945), Charles VIII of Sweden (1409), Charles Frederick, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp (1700), and Prince Carl, Duke of Västergötland (1861). After him are Birger Jarl (1210), Anund Jacob (1008), Princess Birgitta of Sweden (1937), Sverker I of Sweden (1100), Stefan Löfven (1957), and Carin Göring (1888).