Ragnar Lodbrok

850 - 801

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Ragnar Lodbrok ("Ragnar hairy-breeches") (Old Norse: Ragnarr loðbrók), according to legends, was a Viking hero and a Swedish and Danish king. He is known from Old Norse poetry of the Viking Age, Icelandic sagas, and near-contemporary chronicles. According to traditional literature, Ragnar distinguished himself by conducting many raids against the British Isles and the Carolingian Empire during the 9th century. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ragnar Lodbrok has received more than 23,384,524 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Ragnar Lodbrok is the 6th most popular nobleman (down from 5th in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Norway (down from 2nd in 2019) and the most popular Norwegian Nobleman.

Ragnar Lodbrok is most famous for his many raids and conquests. He is also famous for being the father of Ivar the Boneless, Halfdan the Black, and Ubba.

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  • 54

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 12.28

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.67

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Over the past year Ragnar Lodbrok has had the most page views in the with 1,497,067 views, followed by Spanish (524,592), and Russian (357,619). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Croatian (479.13%), Galician (451.45%), and Kurdish (Kurmanji) (89.04%)


Among noblemen, Ragnar Lodbrok ranks 6 out of 1,415Before him are Marie Antoinette, Elizabeth II, Catherine the Great, Ramesses II, and Henry VIII of England. After him are Margrethe II of Denmark, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, Akihito, and Lucrezia Borgia.

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Among people born in 850, Ragnar Lodbrok ranks 1After him are Harald Fairhair, Arnulf of Carinthia, Pope John IX, Pope Stephen VII, Berengar I of Italy, Ingólfr Arnarson, Pope Stephen VI, Pope Romanus, Pope Stephen V, Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye, and Istakhri. Among people deceased in 801, Ragnar Lodbrok ranks 1After him are Rabia of Basra, Theodote, Bardanes Tourkos, Eudokia Dekapolitissa, Constantine, Theophano of Athens, and Eadberht III Præn.

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In Norway

Among people born in Norway, Ragnar Lodbrok ranks 3 out of 1,039Before him are Edvard Munch (1863), and Roald Amundsen (1872). After him are Harald V of Norway (1937), Edvard Grieg (1843), Henrik Ibsen (1828), Anni-Frid Lyngstad (1945), Knut Hamsun (1859), Niels Henrik Abel (1802), Fridtjof Nansen (1861), Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson (1832), and Harald Fairhair (850).

Among NOBLEMEN In Norway

Among noblemen born in Norway, Ragnar Lodbrok ranks 1After him are Rollo (846), Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway (1973), Margaret, Maid of Norway (1283), Ingeborg of Norway (1301), Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway (2004), Prince Sverre Magnus of Norway (2005), and Leah Isadora Behn (2005).