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Olof Skötkonung

980 - 1022

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Olof Skötkonung, sometimes stylized as Olaf the Swede, (c. 980–1022) was King of Sweden, son of Eric the Victorious and, according to Icelandic sources, Sigrid the Haughty. He succeeded his father in c. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Olof Skötkonung has received more than 265,836 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia. Olof Skötkonung is the 1,568th most popular politician (up from 1,852nd in 2019), the 68th most popular biography from Sweden (up from 84th in 2019) and the 20th most popular Swedish Politician.

Olof Skötkonung was the King of Sweden from c. 995 to c. 1022. He is most famous for being the first Christian king of Sweden.

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Olof Skötkonung ranks 1,568 out of 15,710Before him are Princess Isabella of Parma, Marie Walewska, Chester A. Arthur, Porfirio Díaz, Mahfiruz Hatun, and Bill de Blasio. After him are Uesugi Kenshin, Albert Lebrun, Amr ibn Hishām, John II of Aragon, Getúlio Vargas, and Elizabeth of Portugal.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 980, Olof Skötkonung ranks 4Before him are Avicenna, Pope Benedict VIII, and Otto III, Holy Roman Emperor. After him are Harald II of Denmark, Gisela of Hungary, Humbert I, Count of Savoy, Tancred of Hauteville, Mokjong of Goryeo, Gerard of Csanád, Baldwin IV, Count of Flanders, and Emperor Ichijō. Among people deceased in 1022, Olof Skötkonung ranks 1After him are Emperor Zhenzong, Al-Shaykh Al-Mufid, Symeon the New Theologian, and Ibn al-Bawwab.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Olof Skötkonung ranks 68 out of 1,296Before him are Gunnar Myrdal (1898), Carl Larsson (1853), Anders Zorn (1860), Haakon VI of Norway (1340), Hilma af Klint (1862), and Louise of Sweden (1851). After him are Sven Hedin (1865), Erik Axel Karlfeldt (1864), Bibi Andersson (1935), Axel Oxenstierna (1583), Theodor Svedberg (1884), and Zlatan Ibrahimović (1981).

Among POLITICIANS In Sweden

Among politicians born in Sweden, Olof Skötkonung ranks 20Before him are Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden (1778), John III of Sweden (1537), Ulrika Eleonora, Queen of Sweden (1688), Charles XV of Sweden (1826), Charles XI of Sweden (1655), and Eric XIV of Sweden (1533). After him are Axel Oxenstierna (1583), Klas Pontus Arnoldson (1844), Charles VIII of Sweden (1409), Eric the Victorious (945), Ermanaric (400), and Anund Jacob (1008).