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    مگنوس


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    (Wikipedia) - Magnus This article is about the given name and surname. For other uses, see Magnus (disambiguation).
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    Magnus, meaning "great" in Latin, was sometimes used as a first name among Romans but was not particularly common among them. The best-known Roman bearing the name was the third-century usurper. The name gained wider popularity in the Middle Ages, various European peoples, and their royal houses, being introduced to it upon being converted to the Latin-speaking Catholic Christianity. This was especially the case with Scandinavian royalty and nobility.

    As a Scandinavian forename, it was extracted from the Frankish ruler Charlemagne''s Latin name "Carolus Magnus" and re-analyzed as Old Norse magn-hús = "power house".

    Magnus may refer to:

    Contents
    • 1 People
      • 1.1 People with the sole name Magnus
        • 1.1.1 Kings of Norway
        • 1.1.2 Kings of Denmark
        • 1.1.3 Kings of Sweden
        • 1.1.4 King of Livonia
        • 1.1.5 Dukes
        • 1.1.6 Other
      • 1.2 Saints
      • 1.3 People with the family name Magnus
        • 1.3.1 In fiction
      • 1.4 People with the given name Magnus
        • 1.4.1 In fiction
      • 1.5 Pseudonyms
      • 1.6 Other
    • 2 Species
    • 3 See also
    People People with the sole name Magnus Kings of Norway
    • Magnus I of Norway (1024–1047)
    • Magnus II of Norway (1048–1069)
    • Magnus III of Norway (1073–1103)
    • Magnus IV of Norway (c. 1115–1139)
    • Magnus V of Norway (1156–1184)
    • Magnus VI of Norway (1238–1280)
    • Magnus VII of Norway (1316–1374)
    Kings of Denmark
    • Magnus the good of Denmark (1042-1047)
    Kings of Sweden
    • Magnus I of Sweden (c. 1106–1134)
    • Magnus II of Sweden (died 1161)
    • Magnus III of Sweden (1240–1290)
    • Magnus IV of Sweden (1316–1374), also Magnus VII of Norway
    King of Livonia
    • Magnus of Livonia (1540–1583), also Duke of Holstein
    Dukes
    • Magnus, Duke of Saxony (c. 1045–1106)
    • Magnus the Pious, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (before 1318–1369)
    • Magnus II, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1324–1373), also known as Magnus with the Necklace
    • Magnus I, Duke of Saxe-Lauenburg (1488–1543)
    Other
    • Magnus (Roman usurper) (died 235)
    • Magnus (consul 460) (c. 390 or 405 – 475)
    • Magnus (bishop), Roman Catholic Bishop of Turku between 1291 and 1308
    • Magnus, Prince of Anhalt-Köthen (1455-1524)
    Saints
    • Magnus of Anagni (died 2nd century)
    • Magnus of Cuneo (died 3rd century)
    • Magnus of Milan, bishop of Milan from 518 to c. 530
    • Magnus of Avignon (died 660), bishop and governor of Avignon
    • Magnus of Füssen, missionary saint of southern Germany, seventh or eighth century
    People with the family name Magnus
    • Albertus Magnus (born 1193-1206, died 1280), German theologian and philosopher
    • Désiré Magnus, Belgian pianist
    • Elisabeth von Magnus, Austrian singer
    • Heinrich Gustav Magnus, professor of chemistry
    • Heinrich Magnus, German physicist who discovered the Magnus effect
    • Ludwig Immanuel Magnus, German mathematician
    • Paul Wilhelm Magnus, German botanist
    • Siobhan Magnus, American singer
    • Wilhelm Magnus, German mathematician
    In fiction
    • Leon Magnus, a character from Tales of Destiny
    • Will Magnus, a scientist character in the DC Comics universe
    • Dr. Helen Magnus, Ashley Magnus, characters in the Canadian fantasy TV series Sanctuary
    • Magnus Bane, a character from the book series the Mortal Instruments and the Infernal Devices
    People with the given name Magnus
    • Magnus W. Alexander, German engineer
    • Magnus Arvedson, Swedish ice hockey player
    • Magnus Bahne, Finnish footballer
    • Magnus Bäckstedt, a Swedish road cyclist
    • Magnus Betnér, a Swedish comedian
    • Magnus Carlsen, Norwegian chess grandmaster, world chess champion and No. 1 ranked player in the world
    • Magnus Erlendsson, Earl of Orkney
    • Magnus Hirschfeld, German physician and sexologist
    • Magnus Larsson, former professional tennis player from Sweden
    • Magnus Magnusson, Icelandic-born BBC personality and Mastermind quiz-master
    • Magnus Manske, German biochemist and developer, developed first version of MediaWiki software
    • Magnus Norman, former professional Swedish tennis player
    • Max Magnus Norman, contemporary artist
    • Magnús Ver Magnússon of Iceland, four-time World’s Strongest Man champion
    • Magnus Samuelsson, a Swedish strongman and former World''s Strongest Man
    • Magnús Scheving, creator and co-star of the children''s television show LazyTown
    • Magnus Büchel, Liechtenstein judoka
    • Magnus Pääjärvi-Svensson, Swedish hockey player
    • Magnus Rosén, ex-HammerFall bassist
    • Prince Sverre Magnus of Norway, Prince of Norway
    • Magnus Pyke, (1908—1992), a British scientist and media figure
    In fiction
    • Magnus Bane, a character in The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare
    • Magnus Eisengrim, a character in the Deptford Trilogy
    • Magnus Gallant, a main character in Ogre Battle 64
    • Magnus (Marvel Comics), two characters in the Marvel universe
    • Magnus Pym, the central character of A Perfect Spy
    • Magnus, Robot Fighter, a comic book character published by Gold Key and Valiant comics
    • Magnus the Red, a character in the Warhammer 40,000 universe
    • Magnus, the official mascot of Cleveland State Vikings
    • Magnus (The Vampire Chronicles), a character in The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice
    • Magnus is revealed to be the real name of the Doctor Who character the Master
    • Ultra Magnus, several characters in the Transformers universe
    • Magnus, a significant character from Kid Icarus: Uprising
    • Magnus Hammersmith, an antagonist in Metalocalypse
    • Magnus, a god featured in the lore of the Bethesda video game series The Elder Scrolls
    • Magnus von Grapple, a boss in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
    Pseudonyms
    • Magnus, pseudonym of American magician Jeff McBride
    • Magnus, pen name of Italian comic book artist Roberto Raviola
    • Magnus (formerly Brutus Magnus), ring name of English professional wrestler Nick Aldis (born 1986)
    Other
    • Pompey Magnus, Roman consul and general who was given the honorific "Magnus"
    • Magnus Maximus, Roman usurper and Western Roman Emperor (died 388)
    • Montius Magnus, 4th-century Roman Quaestor
    SpeciesLatin binomial abbreviations for species
    • A. magnus
    • E. magnus
    • G. magnus
    • P. magnus (disambiguation)

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