Sten Sture the Elder

1440 - 1503

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Sten Sture the Elder (Sten Sture den äldre; 1440 – 14 December 1503) was a Swedish statesman and regent of Sweden 1470–1497 and 1501–1503. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sten Sture the Elder has received more than 58,444 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia. Sten Sture the Elder is the 4,089th most popular politician (down from 3,722nd in 2019), the 174th most popular biography from Sweden (down from 165th in 2019) and the 56th most popular Swedish Politician.

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Among politicians, Sten Sture the Elder ranks 4,089 out of 15,710. Before him are Athanaric, Kong Rong, Zuzana Čaputová, Wilhelm Gustloff, Princess Irene of the Netherlands, and Magnus V of Norway. After him are Li Yuanhong, Paul Langerhans, Yakov Yurovsky, Mitt Romney, Yuan Chonghuan, and Blanche of Namur.

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Among people born in 1440, Sten Sture the Elder ranks 6Before him are Ivan III of Russia, Ladislaus the Posthumous, Kabir, Hugo van der Goes, and Diogo Cão. After him are Hartmann Schedel, Jorge Manrique, Antonio Vivarini, Gian Giacomo Trivulzio, Bartolomé Bermejo, and Loyset Compère. Among people deceased in 1503, Sten Sture the Elder ranks 7Before him are Pope Alexander VI, Pope Pius III, Elizabeth of York, Sophia Palaiologina, Piero the Unfortunate, and Margaret of York. After him are Peter II, Duke of Bourbon, George, Duke of Bavaria, Bona of Savoy, Pierre d'Aubusson, Giovanni Pontano, and Nur Devlet.

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Among people born in Sweden, Sten Sture the Elder ranks 174 out of 1,296. Before him are Birger, King of Sweden (1280), Olaus Rudbeck (1630), Hugo Alfvén (1872), Kurt Hamrin (1934), Gideon Sundback (1880), and Franz Berwald (1796). After him are Margaret Leijonhufvud (1516), Gösta Mittag-Leffler (1846), Princess Désirée, Baroness Silfverschiöld (1938), Karin Månsdotter (1550), Torbern Bergman (1735), and Eric XII of Sweden (1339).


Among politicians born in Sweden, Sten Sture the Elder ranks 56Before him are Eric X of Sweden (1180), Ingvar Carlsson (1934), Stenkil (1030), Sigfrid Edström (1870), John I of Sweden (1201), and Birger, King of Sweden (1280). After him are Princess Désirée, Baroness Silfverschiöld (1938), Eric XII of Sweden (1339), Tage Erlander (1901), Rudolf Kjellén (1864), Princess Christina, Mrs. Magnuson (1943), and Hedvig Sophia of Sweden (1681).