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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.
King Canute OPPORTUNITY knocked - but was anyone listening?
Gapuz was reportedly last seen leaving the house of Canute and boarding a bus bound for Buguias, Benguet.
Founded in 1902 in Canute, First State Bank is Oklahoma's oldest active state-chartered bank.
Trump is a modern version of King Canute, the legendary English monarch who placed his throne on the seashore and ordered the tide "not to rise onto my land, nor to wet the clothes or body of your Lord," according to a 12th-century account by Henry of Huntingdon.
"Call me Queen Canute but I'm pining for the cuddly Winnie the Pooh-esque gentlemen of yore, bushy chests and furry knees" - Broadcaster Vanessa Feltz.
They may still have too much from middle to front for Rangers but they could be doing with some of King Canute's belief by next weekend.
"I am like Canute raging against an unremitting tide.
As King Canute demonstrated to his political advisors long ago, if we try to stop the inevitable tide we just get wet!
| November 12 KING Canute was the King of England who sat at the edge of the sand trying, without success, to command the tide.