Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye

850 - 891

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Sigurd Snake-in-the-eye (Old Norse: Sigurðr ormr í auga) or Sigurd Áslaugsson was a semi-legendary Viking warrior and Danish king active from the mid to late 9th century. According to multiple Saga sources and Scandinavian histories from the 12th century and later, he is one of the sons of the legendary Viking Ragnar Lodbrok and Áslaug. His historical prototype might have been the Danish King Sigfred who ruled briefly in the 870s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye has received more than 3,535,994 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye is the 55th most popular nobleman (up from 179th in 2019), the 30th most popular biography from Denmark (up from 98th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Danish Nobleman.

Sigurd Snake-in-the-eye is most famous for killing the dragon Fafnir, who was guarding a hoard of treasure.

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Among noblemen, Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye ranks 55 out of 843Before him are Marie Thérèse of France, Raynald of Châtillon, Henrietta of England, Robert Guiscard, Charles, Count of Valois, and Edward the Black Prince. After him are Arthur, Prince of Wales, Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten, Lady Jane Grey, Giuliano de' Medici, Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia, and Olga of Kiev.

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Among people born in 850, Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye ranks 4Before him are Ragnar Lodbrok, Harald Fairhair, and Arnulf of Carinthia. After him are Pope John IX, Ingólfr Arnarson, Berengar I of Italy, Pope Romanus, Pope Stephen V, Pope Stephen VI, Pope Stephen VII, and Linji Yixuan. Among people deceased in 891, Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye ranks 1After him are Pope Stephen V and Mutimir of Serbia.

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In Denmark

Among people born in Denmark, Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye ranks 30 out of 783Before him are Christian X of Denmark (1870), Hjalmar Schacht (1877), Alexandra of Denmark (1844), Harald Bluetooth (935), Frederick VIII of Denmark (1843), and Henrik Pontoppidan (1857). After him are Frederick VI of Denmark (1768), Haakon VII of Norway (1872), Maria Feodorovna (1847), Christian VIII of Denmark (1786), Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770), and Frederick III of Denmark (1609).

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