Harthacnut I of Denmark

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Harthacnut or Cnut I (Danish: Hardeknud) was a semi-legendary King of Denmark. The old Norse story Ragnarssona þáttr makes Harthacnut son of the semi-mythic viking chieftain Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye, himself one of the sons of the legendary Ragnar Lodbrok. The saga in turn makes Harthacnut the father of the historical king, Gorm. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Harthacnut I of Denmark has received more than 251,784 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Harthacnut I of Denmark is the 2,255th most popular politician (up from 3,264th in 2019), the 546th most popular biography from United Kingdom and the 100th most popular British Politician.

Harthacnut I of Denmark is most famous for being the son of Cnut the Great and Emma of Normandy. He was King of Denmark from 1035 to 1042 and King of England from 1040 to 1042. Harthacnut was a son of Cnut the Great and Emma of Normandy.

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Among politicians, Harthacnut I of Denmark ranks 2,255 out of 15,710Before him are Sobekneferu, Nguyễn Phú Trọng, Inge the Elder, Wei Yan, Wilhelm Marx, and Phalaris. After him are Carlos Menem, Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, Richard of Shrewsbury, Duke of York, Louis, Duke of Orléans, Artur Axmann, and Abdullah II of Jordan.

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Among people born in 880, Harthacnut I of Denmark ranks 1After him are Louis the Blind, Hugh of Italy, Lambert of Italy, Herbert II, Count of Vermandois, Beatrice of Vermandois, Abas I of Armenia, Fujiwara no Tadahira, and Hywel Dda. Among people deceased in 1000, Harthacnut I of Denmark ranks 2Before him is Olaf Tryggvason. After him are Bjarni Herjólfsson, Zoe Karbonopsina, García Sánchez II of Pamplona, Al-Maqdisi, Abu-Mahmud Khojandi, Henry of Speyer, Joseph Genesius, Abū Sahl al-Qūhī, Bertha of Swabia, and Ibn Sahl.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Harthacnut I of Denmark ranks 546 out of 6,924Before him are Thomas Chippendale (1718), John Wallis (1616), Charles Dance (1946), Pope Adrian IV (1100), Marie of Romania (1875), and John Edward Gray (1800). After him are Richard of Shrewsbury, Duke of York (1473), J. L. Austin (1911), E. H. Carr (1892), Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868), Jonathan Pryce (1947), and Chris Slade (1946).

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