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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 2,417,997 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Harthacnut is the 1,195th most popular politician (up from 1,927th in 2019), the 294th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 474th in 2019) and the 56th most popular 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 1,195 out of 15,577Before him are Samo, Conrad IV of Germany, Emperor Wen of Sui, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Valdemar II of Denmark, and Demetrius I of Macedon. After him are Cleopatra II of Egypt, Romanos III Argyros, Suleyman Shah, Karl Haushofer, Francesco I Sforza, and Harold Macmillan.

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Among people born in 1018, Harthacnut ranks 2Before him is Nizam al-Mulk. After him are Michael Psellos, Pope Victor II, Bagrat IV of Georgia, Jeongjong, 10th monarch of Goryeo, 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 294 out of 7,765Before him are Vanessa Redgrave (1937), Gary Oldman (1958), Ælla of Northumbria (800), Ritchie Blackmore (1945), Ken Follett (1949), and Peter Sellers (1925). After him are Harold Macmillan (1894), Alfred North Whitehead (1861), David Suchet (1946), Thomas Becket (1119), Richard Cromwell (1626), and Frederick Sanger (1918).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Harthacnut ranks 56Before him are Randal Cremer (1828), Ælfweard of Wessex (904), Edmund I (921), Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley (1545), David Lloyd George (1863), and Ælla of Northumbria (800). After him are Harold Macmillan (1894), Richard Cromwell (1626), Halford Mackinder (1861), Æthelred the Unready (968), David II of Scotland (1324), and Anne Neville (1456).