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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 79,766 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Magnus I of Sweden is the 3,095th most popular politician (down from 2,216th in 2019), the 119th most popular biography from Sweden (down from 96th in 2019) and the 37th 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 3,095 out of 15,577Before him are Julius Nyerere, Aspar, Arkan, Heshen, René II, Duke of Lorraine, and Sigismund Báthory. After him are Casimir I the Restorer, Lydia Litvyak, Abdul Salam Arif, Pelopidas, Princess Louise of Prussia, and Abbas III.

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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 6Before him are Robert Curthose, Norbert of Xanten, Alfonso the Battler, Niels, King of Denmark, and Irene of Hungary. After him is Stephen Harding.

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Among people born in Sweden, Magnus I of Sweden ranks 119 out of 1,612Before him are Catherine of Sweden, Countess Palatine of Kleeburg (1584), Canute I of Sweden (1150), Rudolf Kjellén (1864), Lasse Hallström (1946), Victor Sjöström (1879), and Harriet Andersson (1932). After him are Sven-Göran Eriksson (1948), Rolf Maximilian Sievert (1896), Björn Andrésen (1955), Ingrid Thulin (1926), Prince Bertil, Duke of Halland (1912), and Bengt I. Samuelsson (1934).


Among politicians born in Sweden, Magnus I of Sweden ranks 37Before him are Sverker I of Sweden (1100), Stefan Löfven (1957), Carin Göring (1888), Prince Wilhelm, Duke of Södermanland (1884), Canute I of Sweden (1150), and Rudolf Kjellén (1864). After him are Princess Margaretha, Mrs. Ambler (1934), Gustav, Prince of Vasa (1799), Lennart Johansson (1929), Charles VII of Sweden (1130), Sigfrid Edström (1870), and Halsten Stenkilsson (1050).