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Magnus Barefoot

1073 - 1103

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Magnus III Olafsson (Old Norse: Magnús Óláfsson, Norwegian: Magnus Olavsson; 1073 – 24 August 1103), better known as Magnus Barefoot (Old Norse: Magnús berfœttr, Norwegian: Magnus Berrføtt), was the King of Norway from 1093 until his death in 1103. His reign was marked by aggressive military campaigns and conquest, particularly in the Norse-dominated parts of the British Isles, where he extended his rule to the Kingdom of the Isles and Dublin. As the only son of King Olaf Kyrre, Magnus was proclaimed king in southeastern Norway shortly after his father's death in 1093. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Magnus Barefoot has received more than 482,623 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Magnus Barefoot is the 4,833rd most popular politician (down from 2,951st in 2019), the 66th most popular biography from Norway (down from 51st in 2019) and the 28th most popular Norwegian Politician.

Magnus Barefoot is most famous for his military conquests and for being the first king of Norway.

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Among politicians, Magnus Barefoot ranks 4,833 out of 15,577Before him are Lord Randolph Churchill, Suryavarman II, William I, Duke of Aquitaine, Pleistoanax, Sextus Afranius Burrus, and Alys of France, Countess of Vexin. After him are Lucius Antonius Saturninus, Gaetano Bresci, Antoine, Duke of Lorraine, Dayan Khan, Princess Maria Antonia of Naples and Sicily, and José López Portillo y Pacheco.

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Among people born in 1073, Magnus Barefoot ranks 6Before him are Pope Anastasius IV, David IV of Georgia, Alfonso the Battler, Leopold III, Margrave of Austria, and Sheikh Adi ibn Musafir. After him are Ibn al-Qalanisi and Geoffrey IV, Count of Anjou. Among people deceased in 1103, Magnus Barefoot ranks 2Before him is Eric I of Denmark. After him are Odo I, Duke of Burgundy, Humbert II, Count of Savoy, Isaac Alfasi, and Henry I, Margrave of the Saxon Ostmark.

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Among people born in Norway, Magnus Barefoot ranks 66 out of 927Before him are Christian Krohg (1852), Magnus VI of Norway (1238), Alexander Kielland (1849), Ole Gunnar Solskjær (1973), Erna Solberg (1961), and Finn E. Kydland (1943). After him are Thorvald Stoltenberg (1931), Kjell Askildsen (1929), Peter Christen Asbjørnsen (1812), Theodor Kittelsen (1857), Sverre Fehn (1924), and Axel Paulsen (1855).


Among politicians born in Norway, Magnus Barefoot ranks 28Before him are Sverre of Norway (1145), Haakon V of Norway (1270), Gunnbjörn Ulfsson (910), Eric II of Norway (1268), Magnus VI of Norway (1238), and Erna Solberg (1961). After him are Thorvald Stoltenberg (1931), Sigurd the Crusader (1090), Magnus IV of Norway (1115), Eiríkr Hákonarson (957), Magnus, Duke of Saxony (1042), and Christian Michelsen (1857).