Sweyn II of Denmark

1020 - 1076

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Sweyn Estridsson Ulfsson (Old Norse: Sveinn Ástríðarson, Danish: Svend Estridsen; c. 1019 – 28 April 1076) was King of Denmark (being Sweyn II) from 1047 until his death in 1076. He was the son of Ulf Thorgilsson and Estrid Svendsdatter, and the grandson of Sweyn Forkbeard through his mother's line. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sweyn II of Denmark has received more than 534,773 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia. Sweyn II of Denmark is the 1,866th most popular politician (up from 1,941st in 2019), the 387th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 451st in 2019) and the 68th most popular British Politician.

Sweyn II of Denmark is most famous for his invasion of England in 1013.

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Among politicians, Sweyn II of Denmark ranks 1,866 out of 19,576Before him are Josef Kramer, Nadezhda Alliluyeva, Benito Juárez, Carloman of Bavaria, Ibrahim Rugova, and Dangun. After him are Menelik I, Maroboduus, Yang Shangkun, Amanullah Khan, José Antonio Primo de Rivera, and Emperor Jing of Han.

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Among people born in 1020, Sweyn II of Denmark ranks 3Before him are Pope Gregory VII, and Yūsuf Balasaguni. After him are Pope Stephen IX, Guo Xi, Su Song, William I, Count of Burgundy, Constantine the African, Zhang Zai, Vladimir of Novgorod, Adelaide of Susa, and Otto of Nordheim. Among people deceased in 1076, Sweyn II of Denmark ranks 1After him are Robert I, Duke of Burgundy, Ramon Berenguer I, Count of Barcelona, Godfrey IV, Duke of Lower Lorraine, Sancho IV of Pamplona, Beatrice of Lorraine, Gagik II of Armenia, Ibn Hayyan, and Ermengarde of Anjou, Duchess of Burgundy.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Sweyn II of Denmark ranks 387 out of 8,785Before him are Christian de Duve (1917), Pelagius (360), Henry Morgan (1635), William Crookes (1832), John Boyd Dunlop (1840), and Angus Young (1955). After him are Robert Burns (1759), Henry Hallett Dale (1875), Lemmy (1945), Thomas Cromwell (1485), Oswald Mosley (1896), and Henry Fox Talbot (1800).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Sweyn II of Denmark ranks 68Before him are Halford Mackinder (1861), Ecgberht, King of Wessex (800), Theresa May (1956), Arthur Balfour (1848), Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough (1660), and Harthacnut (1018). After him are Oswald Mosley (1896), Llywelyn ap Gruffudd (1220), Edgar the Peaceful (943), Anne Neville (1456), Tristan (535), and John Buchan (1875).