Olaf Guthfrithson

900 - 941

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Olaf Guthfrithson or Anlaf Guthfrithson (Old Norse: Óláfr Guðrøðsson [ˈoːˌlɑːvz̠ ˈɡuðˌrøðsˌson]; Old English: Ánláf; Old Irish: Amlaíb mac Gofraid; died 941) was a Hiberno-Scandinavian (Irish-Viking) leader who ruled Dublin and Viking Northumbria in the 10th century. He was the son of Gofraid ua Ímair and great-grandson of Ímar, making him one of the Uí Ímair. Olaf succeeded his father as King of Dublin in 934 and succeeded in establishing dominance over the Vikings of Limerick when he captured their king, Amlaíb Cenncairech, in 937. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Olaf Guthfrithson has received more than 212,245 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Olaf Guthfrithson is the 14,031st most popular politician (down from 12,835th in 2019).

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Among politicians, Olaf Guthfrithson ranks 14,031 out of 19,576Before him are Mirza Ibrahimov, János Hadik, Roselyne Bachelot, John Negroponte, Jim Fouché, and Roger Mortimer, 4th Earl of March. After him are Lev Rokhlin, Ernesto Pérez Balladares, José Fernando de Abascal y Sousa, John Howard, 1st Duke of Norfolk, Kenji Miyamoto, and Jüri Ratas.

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Among people born in 900, Olaf Guthfrithson ranks 66Before him are Eudokia Baïana, Asser, Giovanni II Participazio, Braslav, Duke of Lower Pannonia, Teutberga, and Mara Takla Haymanot. After him are Beorhtwulf of Mercia, Þjóðólfr of Hvinir, Þorbjörn Hornklofi, Cynewulf, John Kaminiates, and Æthelred II of Northumbria. Among people deceased in 941, Olaf Guthfrithson ranks 5Before him are Muhammad al-Mahdi, Rudaki, Muhammad ibn Ya'qub al-Kulayni, and Jayavarman IV.

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