Magnus the Good

1024 - 1047

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Magnus Olafsson (Old Norse: Magnús Óláfsson; Norwegian and Danish: Magnus Olavsson; c. 1024 – 25 October 1047), better known as Magnus the Good (Old Norse: Magnús góði; Norwegian and Danish: Magnus den gode), was King of Norway from 1035 and King of Denmark from 1042 until his death in 1047. Magnus was an illegitimate son of King Olaf II of Norway, and fled with his mother Alfhild when his father was dethroned in 1028. He returned to Norway in 1035 and was crowned king at the age of 11. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Magnus the Good has received more than 856,310 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Magnus the Good is the 2,695th most popular politician (down from 1,951st in 2019), the 40th most popular biography from Norway (down from 28th in 2019) and the 14th most popular Norwegian Politician.

Magnus the good, also known as Magnus I, was king of Norway from 1035 to 1047. He is most famous for his unification of Norway and his introduction of Christianity.

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Among politicians, Magnus the Good ranks 2,695 out of 19,576Before him are Rudy Giuliani, Christopher I of Denmark, Guillaume Henri Dufour, Anastasio Somoza Debayle, Artur Axmann, and Pharnaces II of Pontus. After him are Louis-Jules Trochu, Frederick Christian, Elector of Saxony, Creoda of Mercia, John I of Aragon, Admetus, and Alfred Hugenberg.

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Among people born in 1024, Magnus the Good ranks 3Before him are Robert of Molesme, and Iziaslav I of Kiev. After him are Hugh of Cluny, Matilda of Frisia, William VIII, Duke of Aquitaine, Gagik II of Armenia, and Richard I of Capua. Among people deceased in 1047, Magnus the Good ranks 2Before him is Pope Clement II. After him are Humbert I, Count of Savoy, Rodulfus Glaber, Henry VII, Duke of Bavaria, Otto II, Duke of Swabia, and Eustace I, Count of Boulogne.

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Among people born in Norway, Magnus the Good ranks 40 out of 1,039Before him are Odd Hassel (1897), Christian Lous Lange (1869), Peder Severin Krøyer (1851), Magnus IV of Sweden (1316), Haakon the Good (918), and Lars Onsager (1903). After him are Gustav Vigeland (1869), Haakon IV of Norway (1204), Trygve Haavelmo (1911), Sophus Lie (1842), Ivar Giaever (1929), and Oda Krohg (1860).


Among politicians born in Norway, Magnus the Good ranks 14Before him are Vidkun Quisling (1887), Olaf Tryggvason (963), Eric Bloodaxe (885), Harald Hardrada (1015), Magnus IV of Sweden (1316), and Haakon the Good (918). After him are Haakon IV of Norway (1204), Haakon Sigurdsson (930), Olaf III of Norway (1050), Princess Astrid, Mrs. Ferner (1932), Sverre of Norway (1145), and Haakon V of Norway (1270).