A portrait of Canute.
Canute definition by Webster's New World
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994?-1035; 1st Dan. king of England (1017-35) & king of Denmark (1018-35) & of Norway (1028-35)
also called Canute the Great
Origin: ; from Danish Knut
Canute definition by American Heritage Dictionary
also Cnut or Knut Known as “the Great.” 994?-1035.
King of England (1016-1035), Denmark (1018-1035), and Norway (1028-1035) whose reign, at first brutal, was later marked by wisdom and temperance. He is the subject of many legends.