Sigurd the Crusader

1090 - 1130

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Sigurd I Magnusson (1089 – 26 March 1130), also known as Sigurd the Crusader (Old Norse: Sigurðr Jórsalafari, Norwegian: Sigurd Jorsalfar), was King of Norway from 1103 to 1130. His rule, together with his half-brother Øystein (until Øystein died in 1123), has been regarded by historians as a golden age for the medieval Kingdom of Norway. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sigurd the Crusader has received more than 173,126 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia. Sigurd the Crusader is the 1,841st most popular politician (down from 1,644th in 2019), the 35th most popular biography from Norway (down from 32nd in 2019) and the 15th most popular Norwegian Politician.

Sigurd the Crusader is most famous for his exploits in the Holy Land. He was one of the few Westerners to take part in the Crusades, which began in 1095 and lasted until 1291.

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Among politicians, Sigurd the Crusader ranks 1,841 out of 15,710Before him are Hyejong of Goryeo, Brasidas, Jean Parisot de Valette, Ellac, Stefan Lazarević, and King Wu of Zhou. After him are Kim Jong-suk, William IV, Prince of Orange, Alexander, Isabella of Aragon, Queen of France, Milo of Croton, and Alfonso XI of Castile.

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Among people born in 1090, Sigurd the Crusader ranks 2Before him is Bernard of Clairvaux. After him are Geoffrey of Monmouth, Frederick II, Duke of Swabia, Antipope Anacletus II, Eric II of Denmark, Douce I, Countess of Provence, Ulvhild Håkansdotter, and Robert, 1st Earl of Gloucester. Among people deceased in 1130, Sigurd the Crusader ranks 2Before him is Pope Honorius II. After him are Joannes Zonaras, Isidore the Laborer, Theresa, Countess of Portugal, Bernard of Chartres, Bohemond II of Antioch, Ibn Tumart, Margaret Fredkulla, Li Tang, Gaston IV, Viscount of Béarn, and Aénor de Châtellerault.

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Among people born in Norway, Sigurd the Crusader ranks 35 out of 735Before him are Haakon Sigurdsson (930), Jostein Gaarder (1952), Gerhard Armauer Hansen (1841), Haakon the Good (918), Ludvig Holberg (1684), and Magnus IV of Sweden (1316). After him are Jens Stoltenberg (1959), Magnus the Good (1024), Sverre of Norway (1145), Ragnar Frisch (1895), Odd Hassel (1897), and Gustav Vigeland (1869).


Among politicians born in Norway, Sigurd the Crusader ranks 15Before him are Haakon IV of Norway (1204), Harald Hardrada (1015), Olaf II of Denmark (1370), Haakon Sigurdsson (930), Haakon the Good (918), and Magnus IV of Sweden (1316). After him are Jens Stoltenberg (1959), Magnus the Good (1024), Sverre of Norway (1145), Harald Greycloak (935), Haakon V of Norway (1270), and Magnus VI of Norway (1238).