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Øystein Aarseth (Norwegian: [ˈœ̂ʏstæɪn ˈôːʂɛt]; 22 March 1968 – 10 August 1993), better known by his stage name Euronymous, was a Norwegian musician. Euronymous was a founder of and central figure in the early Norwegian black metal scene. He was a co-founder and guitarist of the Norwegian black metal band Mayhem and was the only constant member from the band's formation in 1984 until his death in 1993. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Euronymous has received more than 2,920,957 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Euronymous is the 604th most popular musician (down from 593rd in 2019), the 153rd most popular biography from Norway (down from 150th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Norwegian Musician.

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Among musicians, Euronymous ranks 604 out of 2,675Before him are Chad Smith, Jim Hall, Suzanne Vega, Alan Wilder, Ahmet Ertegun, and Vinnie Vincent. After him are Jimmy Smith, Tim Rice, Lee Morgan, Smokey Robinson, James Burton, and Willie Dixon.

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Among people born in 1968, Euronymous ranks 56Before him are Chris McCandless, Aidan Gillen, Larry Sanger, Prince Friso of Orange-Nassau, Gary Coleman, and Helena Christensen. After him are Tracy Morgan, César Sampaio, Helen McCrory, Michael Kiske, Damon Albarn, and Mateusz Morawiecki. Among people deceased in 1993, Euronymous ranks 90Before him are Raymond Burr, Sun Ra, Tatiana Nikolayeva, Felice Borel, Frunzik Mkrtchyan, and Maurice Yaméogo. After him are Deke Slayton, Bruno Rossi, Reuben Fine, Christian Metz, Emile Ardolino, and Jan Gies.

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In Norway

Among people born in Norway, Euronymous ranks 153 out of 735Before him are Jon Elster (1940), Harald Sverdrup (1888), Skule Bårdsson (1189), Peter Ludwig Mejdell Sylow (1832), Ole-Johan Dahl (1931), and Georg Ossian Sars (1837). After him are Birger Ruud (1911), Thorbjørn Egner (1912), Thorvald Asvaldsson (950), Helge Ingstad (1899), Nils Christie (1928), and Per Petterson (1952).

Among MUSICIANS In Norway

Among musicians born in Norway, Euronymous ranks 4Before him are Ole Bull (1810), Jan Garbarek (1947), and Varg Vikernes (1973). After him are Agathe Backer Grøndahl (1847), John Norum (1964), Paul Waaktaar-Savoy (1961), Magne Furuholmen (1962), Terje Rypdal (1947), Ketil Bjørnstad (1952), Rolf Løvland (1955), and Jan Axel Blomberg (1969).