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 562,551 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Magnus the Good is the 1,983rd most popular politician (up from 1,997th in 2019), the 28th most popular biography from Norway (up from 37th in 2019) and the 11th most popular 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 1,983 out of 15,577Before him are Isabella of Aragon, Queen of France, Victor Lustig, Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, John, Prince of Asturias, and Hisham ibn Abd al-Malik. After him are Damdin Sükhbaatar, Nicolas Fouquet, Princess Joséphine Charlotte of Belgium, Eric the Victorious, Yakov Sverdlov, and Heinrich Brüning.

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Among people born in 1024, Magnus the Good ranks 1After him are Robert of Molesme, Iziaslav I of Kiev, William VIII, Duke of Aquitaine, Hugh of Cluny, Matilda of Frisia, 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 28 out of 927Before him are Jo Nesbø (1960), Gro Harlem Brundtland (1939), Ingólfr Arnarson (850), Harald Hardrada (1015), Jostein Gaarder (1952), and Ragnar Frisch (1895). After him are Ludvig Holberg (1684), Odd Hassel (1897), Olaf II of Denmark (1370), Ivar Aasen (1813), Magnus IV of Sweden (1316), and Haakon the Good (918).


Among politicians born in Norway, Magnus the Good ranks 11Before him are Trygve Lie (1896), Eric Bloodaxe (885), Vidkun Quisling (1887), Jens Stoltenberg (1959), Gro Harlem Brundtland (1939), and Harald Hardrada (1015). After him are Olaf II of Denmark (1370), Magnus IV of Sweden (1316), Haakon the Good (918), Haakon Sigurdsson (930), Haakon IV of Norway (1204), and Harald Greycloak (935).