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St CANATUS

Christian Saint

Also known as CANUTE-IV

Patron Saint of Denmark

King of Sweden and relative of the more famous King Canute of ‘holding back the tide’ fame.

He tried to raise an army to expel the Normans but thing went very wrong. His troops deserted and then he tried to impose a tax on them for doing so whilst he retreated to a church on the Isle of Fyn.

Rebels found him and battered the church down to get at him. A well-thrown spear turned him into a martyr.

St CANATUS FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : CANATUS
Location : Worldwide Christianity
Gender : Male
Type : saint
In charge of :
Celebration or Feast Day : January 19th
Birth and Death Dates : 1043-1086
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : CANUTE-IV
Popularity index : 209

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Article last updated on 15 April 2009 by the Godchecker Team.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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