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.