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Ubba (Old Norse: Ubbi; died 878) was a 9th-century Viking and one of the commanders of the Great Heathen Army that invaded Anglo-Saxon England in the 860s. The Great Army appears to have been a coalition of warbands drawn from Scandinavia, Ireland, the Irish Sea region and Continental Europe. There is reason to suspect that a proportion of the Viking forces specifically originated in Frisia, where some Viking commanders are known to have held fiefdoms on behalf of the Franks. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ubba has received more than 3,516,207 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Ubba is the 326th most popular religious figure (down from 230th in 2019), the 30th most popular biography from Denmark (down from 19th in 2019) and the most popular Danish Religious Figure.

Ubba is most famous for his role in the Battle of Brunanburh, in which he led the Viking forces against the Anglo-Saxons.

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Among religious figures, Ubba ranks 326 out of 2,238Before him are Pope John I, Pope Zachary, Pope Stephen IV, Pope Adrian V, Pope Callixtus I, and Pope Leo IV. After him are Pope Martin I, Sabbatai Zevi, Pope Nicholas IV, Pope Damasus II, Ephrem the Syrian, and James, son of Alphaeus.

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Among people born in 1000, Ubba ranks 5Before him are Pope John XV, Pope Sylvester III, Constantine IX Monomachos, and Pope Gregory VI. After him are Pope Damasus II, Parascheva of the Balkans, Pope John XIV, Michael VI Bringas, Antipope Boniface VII, Ivan Vladislav of Bulgaria, and Saint Emeric of Hungary. Among people deceased in 878, Ubba ranks 1After him are Áed mac Cináeda and Rhodri the Great.

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Among people born in Denmark, Ubba ranks 30 out of 893Before him are Henrik Pontoppidan (1857), Christian X of Denmark (1870), Christian IV of Denmark (1577), Frederick VI of Denmark (1768), Maria Feodorovna (1847), and Saxo Grammaticus (1150). After him are Frederick VIII of Denmark (1843), Haakon VII of Norway (1872), Harald Bluetooth (935), Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770), Victor Borge (1909), and Johannes V. Jensen (1873).


Among religious figures born in Denmark, Ubba ranks 1After him are Tollund Man (-400), Charles I, Count of Flanders (1083), Christian Mortensen (1882), Hans Tausen (1494), Sigmundur Brestisson (961), Ingrid Vang Nyman (1916), Thomas Kingo (1634), and Oswald of Worcester (1000).