Canute IV of Denmark

1043 - 1086

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Canute IV (c. 1042 – 10 July 1086), later known as Canute the Holy (Danish: Knud IV den Hellige) or Saint Canute (Sankt Knud), was King of Denmark from 1080 until 1086. Canute was an ambitious king who sought to strengthen the Danish monarchy, devotedly supported the Roman Catholic Church, and had designs on the English throne. Slain by rebels in 1086, he was the first Danish king to be canonized. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Canute IV of Denmark has received more than 331,893 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Canute IV of Denmark is the 1,877th most popular politician, the 64th most popular biography from Denmark and the 31st most popular Politician.

Canute IV is most famous for his failed attempt to stop the tide from coming in.

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Among politicians, Canute IV of Denmark ranks 1,877 out of 15,577Before him are Britannicus, Félix Faure, Carinus, Anastasia Romanovna, Robert, Count of Clermont, and François Ravaillac. After him are Nicholas I of Montenegro, Ibrahim Rugova, Martin of Aragon, Aşub Sultan, Kęstutis, and Thomas Bach.

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Among people born in 1043, Canute IV of Denmark ranks 1After him are Władysław I Herman, Fulk IV, Count of Anjou, and Yaropolk Izyaslavich. Among people deceased in 1086, Canute IV of Denmark ranks 1After him are Suleiman ibn Qutulmish, Wang Anshi, Sima Guang, William VIII, Duke of Aquitaine, Judith of Bohemia, Yaropolk Izyaslavich, Gregory Pakourianos, Conrad I, Count of Luxembourg, and Richilde, Countess of Hainaut.

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In Denmark

Among people born in Denmark, Canute IV of Denmark ranks 64 out of 893Before him are Carl Nielsen (1865), Aage Bohr (1922), Abel, King of Denmark (1218), Mads Mikkelsen (1965), Carl Theodor Dreyer (1889), and Arne Jacobsen (1902). After him are Anders Fogh Rasmussen (1953), August Krogh (1874), Anne of Denmark (1574), Inge Lehmann (1888), Johannes Fibiger (1867), and Ulrika Eleonora of Denmark (1656).

Among POLITICIANS In Denmark

Among politicians born in Denmark, Canute IV of Denmark ranks 31Before him are Frederick II of Denmark (1534), Frederick VII of Denmark (1808), Frederick I of Denmark (1471), Valdemar IV of Denmark (1320), Christian VI of Denmark (1699), and Abel, King of Denmark (1218). After him are Anders Fogh Rasmussen (1953), Eric V of Denmark (1249), Princess Benedikte of Denmark (1944), Canute Lavard (1096), Eric I of Denmark (1055), and Christopher II of Denmark (1276).