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Harthacnut (Danish: Hardeknud; "Tough-knot"; c. 1018 – 8 June 1042), traditionally Hardicanute, sometimes referred to as Canute III, was King of Denmark from 1035 to 1042 and King of the English from 1040 to 1042. Harthacnut was the son of King Cnut the Great (who ruled Denmark, Norway, and England) and Emma of Normandy. When Cnut died in 1035, Harthacnut struggled to retain his father's possessions. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Harthacnut has received more than 3,208,863 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 51 in 2019). Harthacnut is the 1,742nd most popular politician (down from 1,184th in 2019), the 371st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 294th in 2019) and the 67th most popular British Politician.

Harthacnut was most famous for being King of England for a short time and for being the son of the Danish King, Canute.

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Among politicians, Harthacnut ranks 1,742 out of 19,576Before him are Uesugi Kenshin, Galeazzo Ciano, Ptolemy VII Neos Philopator, Salome Zourabichvili, Perseus of Macedon, and Chiang Ching-kuo. After him are Nikephoros III Botaneiates, Talaat Pasha, Sultan Cem, Songtsen Gampo, Sergey Bubka, and Desiderius.

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Among people born in 1018, Harthacnut ranks 2Before him is Nizam al-Mulk. After him are Pope Victor II, Michael Psellos, Bagrat IV of Georgia, Jeongjong, 10th monarch of Goryeo, Sophie, Countess of Bar, and Ermengarde of Anjou, Duchess of Burgundy. Among people deceased in 1042, Harthacnut ranks 1After him are Michael V Kalaphates and Abu al-Qasim Muhammad ibn Abbad.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Harthacnut ranks 371 out of 8,785Before him are Henry Moore (1898), Francis William Aston (1877), Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough (1660), John Ruskin (1819), William Laud (1573), and Princess Alice of Battenberg (1885). After him are Anne, Princess Royal (1950), Calico Jack (1682), Martin Ryle (1918), Harold Pinter (1930), Hugh Grant (1960), and George Mallory (1886).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Harthacnut ranks 67Before him are James V of Scotland (1512), Halford Mackinder (1861), Ecgberht, King of Wessex (800), Theresa May (1956), Arthur Balfour (1848), and Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough (1660). After him are Sweyn II of Denmark (1020), Oswald Mosley (1896), Llywelyn ap Gruffudd (1220), Edgar the Peaceful (943), Anne Neville (1456), and Tristan (535).