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Canute, King of England, Denmark, and Norway

Male - 1035


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  • Name Canute  
    Suffix King of England, Denmark, and Norway 
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Nov 1035  Shaftesbury, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Old Minster, Winchester, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I2176  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2018 

    Father Swein Forkbeard, King of England and Denmark,   b. Abt 960,   d. 3 Feb 1014, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Family ID F1219  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Emma of Normandy, Queen Consort of England; Queen Consort of Denmark and Norway 
    Children 
     1. Gunhilda of Denmark,   b. Abt 1020,   d. 18 Jul 1038  (Age ~ 18 years)
    Last Modified 18 Mar 2017 
    Family ID F1204  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Ælfgifu of Northampton, Queen Consort of England,   b. Abt 990,   d. Aft 1036  (Age ~ 47 years) 
    Children 
     1. Svein Knutsson, King of Norway,   b. Abt 1016,   d. 1035  (Age ~ 19 years)
     2. Harold Harefoot, King of England,   b. Abt 1016,   d. 17 Mar 1040, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 24 years)
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2017 
    Family ID F1416  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Probably more correctly spelled Cnut.

      "Cnut died at Shaftesbury on 12 November 1035 and was buried in the Old Minster, Winchester, perhaps near the relics of St Swithun. His bones, together with those of other pre-conquest monarchs, were later transferred into the new cathedral built by the Normans, and in 1642 were removed from the chest in which they lay and scattered by parliamentarian troops. In 1661 they are said to have been placed in two new receptacles, which are among the six mortuary chests still to be seen in the cathedral. However, it is hardly surprising that examination of all the chests has shown their contents to be thoroughly jumbled: there is now no way of knowing whether Cnut's bones survive in Winchester, and if so which they are." [Oxford Dictionary of National Biography]

  • Sources 
    1. [S76] The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press, 2004-ongoing.