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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 4,243,313 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye is the 81st most popular nobleman (down from 55th in 2019), the 52nd most popular biography from Denmark (down from 30th 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 81 out of 842Before him are Princess Alice of Battenberg, Francesco I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Dmitry Donskoy, Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Maria Josepha of Saxony, Dauphine of France, and Pepin of Landen. After him are Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Ramesses V, Ramesses IV, Anne, Princess Royal, Lucien Bonaparte, and Élisabeth Charlotte d'Orléans.

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Among people born in 850, Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye ranks 5Before him are Ragnar Lodbrok, Harald Fairhair, Arnulf of Carinthia, and Pope John IX. After him are Berengar I of Italy, Ingólfr Arnarson, Pope Stephen VII, Pope Stephen VI, Pope Romanus, Pope Stephen V, and Istakhri. 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 52 out of 893Before him are Christian VIII of Denmark (1786), Frederick II of Denmark (1534), Frederick VII of Denmark (1808), Frederick I of Denmark (1471), Tollund Man (-400), and Valdemar IV of Denmark (1320). After him are Christian VI of Denmark (1699), Jørn Utzon (1918), Nicolas Steno (1638), Anna Karina (1940), Gerda Wegener (1886), and Carl Nielsen (1865).

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