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Magnus Carlsen

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Sven Magnus Øen Carlsen (born 30 November 1990) is a Norwegian chess grandmaster who is a former five-time World Chess Champion (2013–2023) and current four-time World Rapid Chess Champion and six-time World Blitz Chess Champion. Carlsen has held the No. 1 position in the FIDE world chess rankings since 1 July 2011 and trails only Garry Kasparov in time spent as the highest-rated player in the world. His peak rating of 2882 is the highest in history. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Magnus Carlsen has received more than 13,650,392 page views. His biography is available in 80 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 77 in 2019). Magnus Carlsen is the 56th most popular chess player (up from 76th in 2019), the 125th most popular biography from Norway (up from 192nd in 2019) and the most popular Norwegian Chess Player.

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  • 4.60

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Among chess players, Magnus Carlsen ranks 56 out of 374Before him are Viswanathan Anand, Géza Maróczy, Elisaveta Bykova, Carl Schlechter, Joseph Henry Blackburne, and Mark Taimanov. After him are Rashid Nezhmetdinov, Dawid Janowski, Jan Timman, Olga Rubtsova, Milan Vidmar, and Vladimir Kramnik.

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Among people born in 1990, Magnus Carlsen ranks 9Before him are Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Toni Kroos, Mario Balotelli, Kristen Stewart, and Machine Gun Kelly. After him are Miralem Pjanić, Luuk de Jong, Kim Jong-hyun, Bojan Krkić, Douglas Costa, and David de Gea.

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Among people born in Norway, Magnus Carlsen ranks 125 out of 927Before him are Birger Ruud (1911), Helmer Hanssen (1870), Inge I of Norway (1135), Ohthere of Hålogaland (900), Frits Thaulow (1847), and Kjell Magne Bondevik (1947). After him are Mari Boine (1956), Henrik Wergeland (1808), Nils Arne Eggen (1941), Princess Märtha Louise of Norway (1971), Jørgen Moe (1813), and Dagny Juel (1867).


Among chess players born in Norway, Magnus Carlsen ranks 1After him are Simen Agdestein (1967) and Jon Ludvig Hammer (1990).

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