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also Cnut or Knut  (kə-no͞ot′, -nyo͞ot′) Known as "the Great." 994?-1035.
King of England (1016-1035), Denmark (1018-1035), and Norway (1028-1035) who established a powerful, Christian kingdom in England after invading the country in 1015. He is the subject of many legends.


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(Biography) died 1035, Danish king of England (1016–35), Denmark (1018–35), and Norway (1028–35). He defeated Edmund II of England (1016), but divided the kingdom with him until Edmund's death. An able ruler, he invaded Scotland (1027) and drove Olaf II from Norway (1028)


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A.D. 994?–1035, Danish king of England 1017–35; of Denmark 1018–35; and of Norway 1028–35.
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Noun1.Canute - king of Denmark and Norway who forced Edmund II to divide England with him; on the death of Edmund II, Canute became king of all England (994-1035)


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Once again they conquered, and Canute the Dane became King of England.
But near the end of the tenth century new swarms of 'Danes' reappeared from the Baltic lands, once more slaughtering and devastating, until at last in the eleventh century the 'Danish' though Christian Canute ruled for twenty years over all England.
You've heard of the Pusey horn, which King Canute gave to the Puseys of that day, and which the gallant old squire, lately gone to his rest (whom Berkshire freeholders turned out of last Parliament, to their eternal disgrace, for voting according to his conscience), used to bring out on high days, holidays, and bonfire nights.
Yet, like King Canute demonstrated with the tide, global economic forces can be unstoppable.
Adopting a King Canute position of non-compliance will result in other regions being granted powers and responsibilities while we are just washed away.
Tenders are invited for Drinking Water - Town of Canute Water Treatment Plant
LEGEND has it King Canute knew his beach stunt was pointless.
Yes, some people will be determined to keep Welsh alive, while many others pay lip service, but it's a bit like king Canute trying to hold back the tide.
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King Canute, just foiled when backed down from massive odds on his return from a long lay-off three weeks previously, made no mistake when dropped in trip for the earlier 7f handicap.
I told him I wanted to be like King Canute, controlling the waves," Kirke said.
Others are more obscure, like King Canute and Elthelred the Unready.