Thorvald Asvaldsson

950 - 980

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Thorvald Ásvaldsson (Old Norse: Þórvaldr Ásvaldsson; fl. 10th century; died before 980) was the father of the colonizer of Greenland, Erik the Red, and grandfather of Leif Erikson, who visited North America centuries before Christopher Columbus. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thorvald Asvaldsson has received more than 73,608 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Thorvald Asvaldsson is the 8,722nd most popular politician (down from 8,693rd in 2019), the 156th most popular biography from Norway (down from 153rd in 2019) and the 53rd most popular Norwegian Politician.

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Among politicians, Thorvald Asvaldsson ranks 8,722 out of 15,710Before him are Vladimir Kokovtsov, Xin Qiji, Christine of Saxony, Hannibal Hamlin, Eduard, Duke of Anhalt, and Tilopa. After him are Amir-Abbas Hoveyda, Nilo Peçanha, Alcmenes, Radu IV the Great, Xavier Bettel, and Louis, Duke of Guyenne.

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Among people born in 950, Thorvald Asvaldsson ranks 15Before him are Olof Björnsson, Abhinavagupta, Sarolt, Mariam al-Asturlabi, William I of Provence, and Urraca Fernández. After him are Otto III, Duke of Swabia, Odo I, Count of Blois, Herman I, Duke of Swabia, Joseph Bringas, Michael Krešimir II of Croatia, and Gisela of Burgundy. Among people deceased in 980, Thorvald Asvaldsson ranks 4Before him are Yaropolk I of Kiev, Widukind of Corvey, and Gunnhild, Mother of Kings.

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Among people born in Norway, Thorvald Asvaldsson ranks 156 out of 735Before him are Peter Ludwig Mejdell Sylow (1832), Ole-Johan Dahl (1931), Georg Ossian Sars (1837), Euronymous (1968), Birger Ruud (1911), and Thorbjørn Egner (1912). After him are Helge Ingstad (1899), Nils Christie (1928), Per Petterson (1952), Carl Anton Larsen (1860), Otto Ruge (1882), and Ivar Ballangrud (1904).


Among politicians born in Norway, Thorvald Asvaldsson ranks 53Before him are Trygve Bratteli (1910), Ulvhild Håkansdotter (1090), Thorleif Haug (1894), Odvar Nordli (1927), Haakon Magnusson of Norway (1068), and Skule Bårdsson (1189). After him are Erling Skakke (1115), Jan P. Syse (1930), Jacob Tullin Thams (1898), Kåre Willoch (1928), Lars Korvald (1916), and Eva Joly (1943).