Magnus I of Sweden

1106 - 1134

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Magnus the Strong (Swedish: Magnus Nilsson; Danish: Magnus Nielsen) (about 1106 – 4 June 1134 in the Battle of Fotevik) was a Danish duke who ruled Gothenland in southern Sweden from the 1120s to c. 1132. It is disputed whether he was elected king by the Swedes, but he is nevertheless sometimes found in the modern list of Swedish monarchs as Magnus I. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Magnus I of Sweden has received more than 63,402 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Magnus I of Sweden is the 2,219th most popular politician (up from 2,370th in 2019), the 96th most popular biography from Sweden (up from 103rd in 2019) and the 29th most popular Swedish Politician.

Magnus I of Sweden is most famous for founding the Kalmar Union. The Kalmar Union was a personal union of the three kingdoms of Denmark, Norway and Sweden.

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Among politicians, Magnus I of Sweden ranks 2,219 out of 15,710Before him are Ahmose-Nefertari, Berenice, Valerius Severus, Ferdinand I of León, Tiglath-Pileser III, and Damdin Sükhbaatar. After him are Siptah, Marcus Claudius Tacitus, Harsha, Adolfo Suárez, Crispus, and Antigonus II Gonatas.

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Among people born in 1106, Magnus I of Sweden ranks 2Before him is Pope Celestine III. After him are Alexios Komnenos, Minamoto no Yorimasa, and Conrad II, Count of Luxembourg. Among people deceased in 1134, Magnus I of Sweden ranks 3Before him are Norbert of Xanten and Alfonso the Battler. After him are Robert Curthose, Irene of Hungary, Niels, King of Denmark, and Stephen Harding.

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Among people born in Sweden, Magnus I of Sweden ranks 96 out of 1,296Before him are Axel Munthe (1857), Hannes Alfvén (1908), Anund Jacob (1008), Princess Birgitta of Sweden (1937), Stefan Löfven (1957), and Peter Stormare (1953). After him are Per Olov Enquist (1934), Birger Jarl (1210), Marie Fredriksson (1958), Prince Carl, Duke of Västergötland (1861), Arvid Carlsson (1923), and Alva Myrdal (1902).


Among politicians born in Sweden, Magnus I of Sweden ranks 29Before him are Charles VIII of Sweden (1409), Eric the Victorious (945), Ermanaric (400), Anund Jacob (1008), Princess Birgitta of Sweden (1937), and Stefan Löfven (1957). After him are Birger Jarl (1210), Prince Carl, Duke of Västergötland (1861), Sverker I of Sweden (1100), Emund the Old (1030), Canute I of Sweden (1150), and Charles Frederick, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp (1700).