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or Cnut, Knut

[kuh-noot, -nyoot] /kəˈnut, -ˈnyut/
a.d. 994?–1035, Danish king of England 1017–35; of Denmark 1018–35; and of Norway 1028–35. Unabridged
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  • It is petty, but his constant railing against human nature reminds one of King Canute ordering the tide to recede.

    A New Obama Paul Begala January 21, 2013
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died 1035, Danish king of England (1016–35), Denmark (1018–35), and Norway (1028–35). He defeated Edmund II of England (1016), but divided the kingdom with him until Edmund's death. An able ruler, he invaded Scotland (1027) and drove Olaf II from Norway (1028)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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