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Sten Sture the Elder

1440 - 1503

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

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sten Sture the Elder has received more than 101,645 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Sten Sture the Elder is the 3,789th most popular politician (up from 4,083rd in 2019), the 152nd most popular biography from Sweden (up from 174th in 2019) and the 50th most popular Swedish Politician.

The elder is most famous for his use of the word "I" in his poems.

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Among politicians, Sten Sture the Elder ranks 3,789 out of 15,577Before him are Muazzez Sultan, Infanta Maria Antonia of Portugal, Bon-Adrien Jeannot de Moncey, Archduchess Eleanor of Austria, Malcolm III of Scotland, and Frederick IV, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp. After him are Abbas I of Egypt, Publius Licinius Crassus, Jorge Carlos Fonseca, Caranus of Macedon, Jean Bart, and Guy, Count of Flanders.

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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, Gian Giacomo Trivulzio, Antonio Vivarini, Alain I of Albret, and Bartolomé Bermejo. Among people deceased in 1503, Sten Sture the Elder ranks 7Before him are Pope Alexander VI, Pope Pius III, Elizabeth of York, Piero the Unfortunate, Sophia Palaiologina, and Margaret of York. After him are Peter II, Duke of Bourbon, Bona of Savoy, George, Duke of Bavaria, Pierre d'Aubusson, Giovanni Pontano, and Nur Devlet.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Sten Sture the Elder ranks 152 out of 1,612Before him are Princess Christina, Mrs. Magnuson (1943), Gösta Mittag-Leffler (1846), Magnus II of Sweden (1130), Eric XI of Sweden (1216), Princess Désirée, Baroness Silfverschiöld (1938), and Ellen Key (1849). After him are Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden (1977), John Bauer (1882), Hjalmar Branting (1860), Erland Josephson (1923), Michael Nyqvist (1960), and Alexander Roslin (1718).


Among politicians born in Sweden, Sten Sture the Elder ranks 50Before him are Magnus III of Sweden (1240), Emund the Old (1030), Princess Christina, Mrs. Magnuson (1943), Magnus II of Sweden (1130), Eric XI of Sweden (1216), and Princess Désirée, Baroness Silfverschiöld (1938). After him are Hjalmar Branting (1860), Stenkil (1030), Hedvig Sophia of Sweden (1681), Eric XII of Sweden (1339), Inge the Younger (1100), and Toomas Hendrik Ilves (1953).