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Canute VI (Knut VI, Knud VI, Cnut VI)

Born: 1163 AD
Died: 1202 AD, at 39 years of age.

Nationality: Danish
Categories: King


1163 - Canute VI was born.

1182 - He was King of Denmark.

         - Contemporary sources describe him as an earnest, strongly religious man.

1197 - On Bishop Absalon's advice, Canute chose not to renew his fealty to Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor. Canute conquered Pomerania and led a crusade to Estonia. He gave loyal support to Absalon’s policy.

         - Canute married Gertrud, a daughter of Henry the Lion of Saxony. She did not bear him any children.

1202 - Canute VI died.


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