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Canute VI

Born: 1163 AD
Died: 1202 AD
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.