Saxo Grammaticus

1150 - 1220

Photo of Saxo Grammaticus

Icon of person Saxo Grammaticus

Saxo Grammaticus (c. 1150 – c. 1220), also known as Saxo cognomine Longus, was a Danish historian, theologian and author. He is thought to have been a clerk or secretary to Absalon, Archbishop of Lund, the main advisor to Valdemar I of Denmark. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Saxo Grammaticus has received more than 524,352 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Saxo Grammaticus is the 27th most popular historian (down from 24th in 2019), the 43rd most popular biography from Denmark (down from 28th in 2019) and the most popular Danish Historian.

Saxo Grammaticus is most famous for his book "Gesta Danorum" which is a collection of stories about the history of Denmark.

Memorability Metrics

  • 520k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 68.99

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 54

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 9.32

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.14

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among historians, Saxo Grammaticus ranks 27 out of 561Before him are Leopold von Ranke, Procopius, Ibn Kathir, Fernand Braudel, Arrian, and Johan Huizinga. After him are Marc Bloch, Friedrich Carl von Savigny, Hippolyte Taine, Bede, Jacob Burckhardt, and Edward Gibbon.

Most Popular Historians in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1150, Saxo Grammaticus ranks 2Before him is Guy of Lusignan. After him are Boniface I, Marquess of Montferrat, Geoffrey of Villehardouin, Qutb al-Din Aibak, Arnaut Daniel, Kaykhusraw I, Roman the Great, Canute I of Sweden, Leo I, King of Armenia, Baldwin V, Count of Hainaut, and Robert IV of Sablé. Among people deceased in 1220, Saxo Grammaticus ranks 2Before him is Muhammad II of Khwarazm. After him are Attar of Nishapur, Wolfram von Eschenbach, Alys of France, Countess of Vexin, Urraca of Castile, Queen of Portugal, Agnes of France, Byzantine Empress, Kaykaus I, Andreas Capellanus, Albert II, Margrave of Brandenburg, Giraut de Bornelh, and Richeza of Denmark.

Others Born in 1150

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1220

Go to all Rankings

In Denmark

Among people born in Denmark, Saxo Grammaticus ranks 43 out of 1,032Before him are Frederick VII of Denmark (1808), Maria Feodorovna (1847), Valdemar IV of Denmark (1320), Victor Borge (1909), Christian VI of Denmark (1699), and Henrik Dam (1895). After him are Frederick II of Denmark (1534), Frederick I of Denmark (1471), Aage Bohr (1922), Sveinn Björnsson (1881), Frederick IV of Denmark (1671), and Fredrik Bajer (1837).

Among HISTORIANS In Denmark

Among historians born in Denmark, Saxo Grammaticus ranks 1After him are Patricia Crone (1945).