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Valdemar II of Denmark

1170 - 1241

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Valdemar II Valdemarsen (28 June 1170 – 28 March 1241), later remembered as Valdemar the Victorious (Danish: Valdemar Sejr), was King of Denmark from 1202 until his death in 1241. In 1207, Valdemar invaded and conquered Lybeck and Holstein, expanding the Danish territories. His involvement in the Norwegian succession led to the second Bagler War, temporarily settling the issue and making the Norwegian king owe allegiance to Denmark. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Valdemar II of Denmark has received more than 337,139 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Valdemar II of Denmark is the 1,023rd most popular politician (up from 1,181st in 2019), the 36th most popular biography from Denmark (up from 40th in 2019) and the 20th most popular Danish Politician.

Valdemar II of Denmark is most famous for his role in the Kalmar Union. He was King of Denmark from 1241 to 1251 and King of Norway from 1257 to 1281.

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Valdemar II of Denmark ranks 1,023 out of 19,576Before him are Simon of Cyrene, Roderic, Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, Manuel II of Portugal, Ivan V of Russia, and Abdullah Gül. After him are Gaius Cassius Longinus, Bolesław I the Brave, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Clement Attlee, Harold Godwinson, and Frederick V of the Palatinate.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1170, Valdemar II of Denmark ranks 3Before him are Fibonacci, and Saint Dominic. After him are Wolfram von Eschenbach, Walther von der Vogelweide, Hermann von Salza, Constantine Laskaris, Muqali, Isabella of Hainault, Al-Afdal ibn Salah ad-Din, Otto I, Count of Burgundy, and Jayadeva. Among people deceased in 1241, Valdemar II of Denmark ranks 5Before him are Pope Gregory IX, Ögedei Khan, Snorri Sturluson, and Pope Celestine IV. After him are Ivan Asen II of Bulgaria, Henry II the Pious, Isabella of England, Coloman of Galicia, Köten, Fujiwara no Teika, and Amaury de Montfort.

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In Denmark

Among people born in Denmark, Valdemar II of Denmark ranks 36 out of 1,032Before him are Henrik Pontoppidan (1857), Frederick V of Denmark (1723), Frederick VI of Denmark (1768), Lars von Trier (1956), Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770), and Frederick III of Denmark (1609). After him are Frederick VII of Denmark (1808), Maria Feodorovna (1847), Valdemar IV of Denmark (1320), Victor Borge (1909), Christian VI of Denmark (1699), and Henrik Dam (1895).

Among POLITICIANS In Denmark

Among politicians born in Denmark, Valdemar II of Denmark ranks 20Before him are Christian II of Denmark (1481), Alexandra of Denmark (1844), Christian VIII of Denmark (1786), Frederick V of Denmark (1723), Frederick VI of Denmark (1768), and Frederick III of Denmark (1609). After him are Frederick VII of Denmark (1808), Valdemar IV of Denmark (1320), Christian VI of Denmark (1699), Frederick II of Denmark (1534), Frederick I of Denmark (1471), and Sveinn Björnsson (1881).