1966 - 2004

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Thomas Börje Forsberg (17 February 1966 – 3 June 2004), better known by the stage name Quorthon, was a Swedish singer, musician and songwriter. 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 728,325 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Quorthon is the 1,405th most popular musician (up from 1,406th in 2019), the 727th most popular biography from Sweden (down from 693rd in 2019) and the 19th most popular Musician.

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Among musicians, Quorthon ranks 1,405 out of 2,662Before him are Alice Tegnér, Henry Padovani, David Bryan, Rolf Løvland, Eddie Gómez, and Ismaël Lô. After him are Gordon Haskell, Bob Daisley, Robben Ford, Hyde, Paul Kossoff, and Jonny Greenwood.

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Among people born in 1966, Quorthon ranks 189Before him are Tony Yeboah, Åsa Larsson, David Chalmers, Stefan Raab, Marin Hinkle, and David Filo. After him are François Omam-Biyik, Dan Schneider, Chiaki Yamada, Omar Souleyman, Luis Milla, and Miljenko Jergović. Among people deceased in 2004, Quorthon ranks 209Before him are Albert Brülls, James Quinn, Alan Bullock, Thea Beckman, Skeeter Davis, and André Hazes. After him are Alan Brown, Natalya Baranskaya, Michael Grant, Gerrie Knetemann, Steve Lacy, and Isabel Sanford.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Quorthon ranks 727 out of 1,612Before him are Lars Hanson (1886), Per Ahlmark (1939), Alice Tegnér (1864), Mari Jungstedt (1962), Carl Silfverstrand (1885), and Göran Malmqvist (1924). After him are Alfred Swahn (1879), Ragnar Östberg (1866), Barbro Kollberg (1917), Ingemar Johansson (1924), Axel Grönberg (1918), and Åke Seyffarth (1919).

Among MUSICIANS In Sweden

Among musicians born in Sweden, Quorthon ranks 19Before him are Peter Tägtgren (1970), Mic Michaeli (1962), Max Martin (1971), Kee Marcello (1960), Esbjörn Svensson (1964), and Alice Tegnér (1864). After him are Tim Sköld (1966), Jens Johansson (1963), Ted Gärdestad (1956), Anders Johansson (1962), Stefan Olsdal (1974), and Lasse Holm (1943).