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Saxo Grammaticus

1150 - 1220

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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 457,064 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Saxo Grammaticus is the 24th most popular historian (down from 15th in 2019), the 29th most popular biography from Denmark (down from 18th 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.

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Among historians, Saxo Grammaticus ranks 24 out of 339Before him are Arnold J. Toynbee, Johann Joachim Winckelmann, Mircea Eliade, Fernand Braudel, Leopold von Ranke, and Johan Huizinga. After him are Jacob Burckhardt, Bede, Marc Bloch, Arrian, Friedrich Carl von Savigny, and Ibn Kathir.

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Among people born in 1150, Saxo Grammaticus ranks 2Before him is Guy of Lusignan. After him are Boniface I, Marquess of Montferrat, Qutb al-Din Aibak, Arnaut Daniel, Geoffrey of Villehardouin, Canute I of Sweden, Robert IV of Sablé, Roman the Great, Kaykhusraw I, Baldwin V, Count of Hainaut, and Leo I, King of Armenia. Among people deceased in 1220, Saxo Grammaticus ranks 1After him are Muhammad II of Khwarazm, Wolfram von Eschenbach, Attar of Nishapur, Agnes of France, Byzantine Empress, Urraca of Castile, Queen of Portugal, Alys of France, Countess of Vexin, Kaykaus I, Giraut de Bornelh, Albert II, Margrave of Brandenburg, Richeza of Denmark, and Ingvar of Kiev.

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In Denmark

Among people born in Denmark, Saxo Grammaticus ranks 29 out of 893Before him are Alexandra of Denmark (1844), Henrik Pontoppidan (1857), Christian X of Denmark (1870), Christian IV of Denmark (1577), Frederick VI of Denmark (1768), and Maria Feodorovna (1847). After him are Ubba (1000), Frederick VIII of Denmark (1843), Haakon VII of Norway (1872), Harald Bluetooth (935), Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770), and Victor Borge (1909).

Among HISTORIANS In Denmark

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