Harold Harefoot

1016 - 1040

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Harold I (died 17 March 1040), also known as Harold Harefoot, was King of the English from 1035 to 1040. Harold's nickname "Harefoot" is first recorded as "Harefoh" or "Harefah" in the twelfth century in the history of Ely Abbey, and according to some late medieval chroniclers it meant that he was "fleet of foot".The son of Cnut the Great and Ælfgifu of Northampton, Harold was elected regent of England following the death of his father in 1035. He initially ruled England in place of his brother Harthacnut, who was stuck in Denmark due to a rebellion in Norway which had ousted their brother Svein. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Harold Harefoot has received more than 1,337,332 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Harold Harefoot is the 18th most popular nobleman (down from 14th in 2019), the 75th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 67th in 2019) and the 6th most popular British Nobleman.

Harold Harefoot is most famous for being a King of England from 1035 to 1040. He was the son of Æthelred the Unready and Emma of Normandy.

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Among noblemen, Harold Harefoot ranks 18 out of 843Before him are Akihito, Rollo, Charles, Prince of Wales, Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, Juan Carlos I of Spain, and Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia. After him are Philippe I, Duke of Orléans, El Cid, Anne of Austria, William the Conqueror, Ramesses I, and Eleanor of Aquitaine.

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Among people born in 1016, Harold Harefoot ranks 1After him are Robert Guiscard, Henry III, Holy Roman Emperor, Béla I of Hungary, Ferdinand I of León, Casimir I the Restorer, Deokjong of Goryeo, Amadeus I, Count of Savoy, Svein Knutsson, Emperor Xingzong of Liao, Edward the Exile, and Naropa. Among people deceased in 1040, Harold Harefoot ranks 1After him are Duncan I of Scotland, Fulk III, Count of Anjou, Alan III, Duke of Brittany, and Ælfgifu of Northampton.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Harold Harefoot ranks 75 out of 6,924Before him are Herbert Spencer (1820), Guy Fawkes (1570), Edward III of England (1312), Edward I of England (1239), John Dee (1527), and William of Ockham (1285). After him are George IV of the United Kingdom (1762), Edward V of England (1470), Charles Babbage (1791), Jeremy Bentham (1748), Roger Bacon (1220), and Edward II of England (1284).

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Among noblemen born in United Kingdom, Harold Harefoot ranks 6Before him are Elizabeth II (1926), Henry VIII of England (1491), Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother (1900), Charles, Prince of Wales (1948), and Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon (1930). After him are Edward VII (1841), Diana, Princess of Wales (1961), Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom (1857), Henry IV of England (1367), Henrietta of England (1644), and Edward the Black Prince (1330).