1966 - 2004


Thomas Börje Forsberg (17 February 1966 – 3 June 2004), better known by the stage name Quorthon, was a Swedish singer, songwriter, musician and record producer. He was one of the founders, as well as the sole songwriter, of the band Bathory, which pioneered the black metal genre and is credited with creating the Viking metal style. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Quorthon has received more than 526,753 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,346th most popular musician.

Memorability Metrics

  • 530k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 42.72

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 23

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.64

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.57

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Quorthon ranks 1,349 out of 2,258Before him are DJ Snake, Hugh Hopper, Johnny Marr, Sébastien Izambard, Hal David, and Daniel Lanois. After him are Jake E. Lee, Kenney Jones, Howard Jones, Guy Fletcher, Rico Rodriguez, and Bonnie Raitt.

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Among people born in 1966, Quorthon ranks 187Before him are Heiko Maas, Eva LaRue, Michael Imperioli, Dan Schneider, Matt Reeves, and Linn Ullmann. After him are Matthew Labyorteaux, Jason Scott Lee, Rodney Mullen, Randy Barnes, Greg Grunberg, and Royce Gracie. Among people deceased in 2004, Quorthon ranks 185Before him are Bill Nicholson, Albert Mol, John Randolph, Bagrat Shinkuba, Anna Lee, and Gerrie Knetemann. After him are David Reimer, Arnold Orville Beckman, Guinn Smith, Charles Dumas, Jan Sterling, and Mikhail Voronin.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Quorthon ranks 585 out of 935Before him are Glenn Strömberg (1960), Johan Ramstedt (1852), Ola Rapace (1971), Max Martin (1971), Torsten Palm (1947), and Christian Wilhelmsson (1979). After him are Michael Amott (1969), Marcus Allbäck (1973), Klas Ingesson (1968), Anja Pärson (1981), Andreas Granqvist (1985), and Glenn Hysén (1959).

Among MUSICIANS In Sweden

Among musicians born in Sweden, Quorthon ranks 19Before him are Esbjörn Svensson (1964), Eric Prydz (1976), Östen Warnerbring (1934), Peter Tägtgren (1970), Axwell (1977), and Max Martin (1971). After him are Michael Amott (1969), Stefan Olsdal (1974), Anders Fridén (1973), Sebastian Ingrosso (1983), Jesper Strömblad (1972), and Karin Dreijer (1975).

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