Definition of Canute in English:

Canute

Line breaks: Can¦ute
Pronunciation: /kəˈnjuːt
 
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(also Cnut or Knut)
( D.1035), Danish king of England 1017–35, Denmark 1018–35, and Norway 1028–35, son of Sweyn I. He is remembered for demonstrating to fawning courtiers his inability to stop the rising tide; this has become distorted in folklore to suggest that Canute really expected to turn back the tide.

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