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Gunnhild, Mother of Kings

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Gunnhildr konungamóðir (mother of kings) or Gunnhildr Gormsdóttir, whose name is often Anglicised as Gunnhild (c. 910 – c. 980) is a quasi-historical figure who appears in the Icelandic Sagas, according to which she was the wife of Eric Bloodaxe (king of Norway 930–34, 'King' of Orkney c. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gunnhild, Mother of Kings has received more than 326,055 page views. Her biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia. Gunnhild, Mother of Kings is the 540th most popular companion (down from 368th in 2019), the 215th most popular biography from Denmark and the 7th most popular Danish Companion.

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Among companions, Gunnhild, Mother of Kings ranks 540 out of 673Before her are Eleanor of Castile, Queen of Navarre, Princess Viktoria of Prussia, Ruqaiya Sultan Begum, Juana Manuel, Theresa of Portugal, Queen of León, and Aregund. After her are Benedicta Henrietta of the Palatinate, Muniadona of Castile, Neilia Hunter Biden, Clodia Pulchra, Beatrice d'Este, Queen of Hungary, and Yolanda of Courtenay.

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Among people born in 910, Gunnhild, Mother of Kings ranks 10Before her are Eadgyth, Adalbert of Magdeburg, Hasdai ibn Shaprut, William III, Duke of Aquitaine, Nilus the Younger, and Fernán González of Castile. After her are Theobald I, Count of Blois, Helena Lekapene, Andregoto Galíndez, Alan II, Duke of Brittany, and Eyvindr skáldaspillir. Among people deceased in 980, Gunnhild, Mother of Kings ranks 3Before her are Yaropolk I of Kiev and Widukind of Corvey. After her is Thorvald Asvaldsson.

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In Denmark

Among people born in Denmark, Gunnhild, Mother of Kings ranks 215 out of 893Before her are Helle Thorning-Schmidt (1966), Birgitte, Duchess of Gloucester (1946), King Diamond (1956), Lars Løkke Rasmussen (1964), Herman Bang (1857), and Christian Bohr (1855). After her are Christian Mortensen (1882), Prince Frederick William of Hesse-Kassel (1820), Christian August II, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg (1798), Marie Krøyer (1867), Sidse Babett Knudsen (1968), and Annette Stroyberg (1936).

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