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Canute the Saint

Canute the Saint, d. 1086, king (1080–86) and patron saint of Denmark. He built churches and cathedrals and raised the bishops to the rank of prince. In 1085 he made an unsuccessful attempt to invade England. He was killed by a mob enraged by the imposition of heavy fines and a tithe. Feast: Jan. 19.

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