Varg Vikernes

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Louis Cachet (born Kristian Vikernes; 11 February 1973), better known as Varg Vikernes (Norwegian: [ˈvɑrɡ ˈvìːkəɳeːs]), is a Norwegian neo-nazi, musician and writer best known for his early black metal albums and later crimes. His first four records, issued under the name Burzum from 1991 to 1994, made him one of the most influential figures in black metal. In 1994, he was convicted of murder and arson, and subsequently served 15 years in prison.A native of Bergen, Vikernes began playing guitar at the age of 14 and formed his first band, Kalashnikov, by 1989. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Varg Vikernes has received more than 5,111,611 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Varg Vikernes is the 412th most popular musician (down from 398th in 2019), the 108th most popular biography from Norway and the 3rd most popular Norwegian Musician.

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Among musicians, Varg Vikernes ranks 412 out of 2,675Before him are Jean-Pierre Rampal, Bernie Taupin, Michel Polnareff, Tony Levin, Edwin Fischer, and Paul Landers. After him are Alexander Siloti, Nathan Milstein, Tito Puente, George Young, Freddie King, and Serj Tankian.

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Among people born in 1973, Varg Vikernes ranks 31Before him are Mette-Marit, Crown Princess of Norway, Andrew Lincoln, Lena Headey, Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway, Vera Farmiga, and Queen Mathilde of Belgium. After him are Prince Daniel, Duke of Västergötland, Christian Vieri, Rogério Ceni, Ole Gunnar Solskjær, Marc Overmars, and Ruslana.

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Among people born in Norway, Varg Vikernes ranks 108 out of 735Before him are Mette-Marit, Crown Princess of Norway (1973), Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway (1973), Oscar Wisting (1871), Carsten Borchgrevink (1864), Johan Nygaardsvold (1879), and Axel Paulsen (1855). After him are Christian Sinding (1856), Hjalmar Johansen (1867), Nordahl Grieg (1902), Thorvald Stoltenberg (1931), Hans Gude (1825), and Einar Gerhardsen (1897).

Among MUSICIANS In Norway

Among musicians born in Norway, Varg Vikernes ranks 3Before him are Ole Bull (1810) and Jan Garbarek (1947). After him are Euronymous (1968), Agathe Backer Grøndahl (1847), John Norum (1964), Paul Waaktaar-Savoy (1961), Magne Furuholmen (1962), Terje Rypdal (1947), Ketil Bjørnstad (1952), Rolf Løvland (1955), and Jan Axel Blomberg (1969).

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