Valdemar I of Denmark

1131 - 1182

Photo of Valdemar I of Denmark

Icon of person Valdemar I of Denmark

Valdemar I Knudsen (14 January 1131 – 12 May 1182), also known as Valdemar the Great (Danish: Valdemar den Store), was King of Denmark from 1154 until his death in 1182. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Valdemar I of Denmark has received more than 365,648 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Valdemar I of Denmark is the 1,274th most popular politician (down from 1,191st in 2019), the 343rd most popular biography from Germany (down from 332nd in 2019) and the 100th most popular German Politician.

Valdemar I of Denmark is most famous for his victory over the Germans in the Battle of Bornhöved in 1227.

Memorability Metrics

  • 370k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 68.49

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 44

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 9.20

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.64

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among politicians, Valdemar I of Denmark ranks 1,274 out of 19,576Before him are Ludwig I of Bavaria, Ferdinand I of Romania, Emmanuel Macron, Emperor Wen of Sui, Charles II, Archduke of Austria, and Lucius Caesar. After him are Victor Amadeus II of Sardinia, Antiochus I Soter, Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah, Andronikos I Komnenos, John VI Kantakouzenos, and Güyük Khan.

Most Popular Politicians in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1131, Valdemar I of Denmark ranks 1After him are Ladislaus II of Hungary, Myeongjong of Goryeo, and Ibrahim ibn Tashfin. Among people deceased in 1182, Valdemar I of Denmark ranks 1After him are Ahmad al-Rifaʽi, Maria of Antioch, Margaret of Navarre, Kirill of Turov, Marie I, Countess of Boulogne, Agnes of Austria, and Maria Komnene.

Others Born in 1131

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1182

Go to all Rankings

In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Valdemar I of Denmark ranks 343 out of 7,253Before him are Ferdinand I of Romania (1865), Ferdinand Schörner (1892), Emil Nolde (1867), Elizabeth Charlotte, Madame Palatine (1652), Jürgen Klinsmann (1964), and Katharina von Bora (1498). After him are Maurice, Prince of Orange (1567), August von Mackensen (1849), Adam Weishaupt (1748), Richard Dedekind (1831), Martin Niemöller (1892), and Katherine Oppenheimer (1910).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Valdemar I of Denmark ranks 100Before him are Gustav Stresemann (1878), Frederick I of Sweden (1676), Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1744), Karl Haushofer (1869), Fritz Sauckel (1894), and Ferdinand I of Romania (1865). After him are Maurice, Prince of Orange (1567), Ludwig III of Bavaria (1845), Christian V of Denmark (1646), Ernst Thälmann (1886), Joachim Gauck (1940), and Chlodio (393).