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. Canute IV Facts and Figures
Name: Canute IV
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Canute IV of Denmark, Canute the Holy, Sankt Knud, Knud IV den Hellige
Birth and Death Dates: 1043-1086
Celebration or Feast Day: January 19th
Role: Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Article last updated on 07 April 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.