or Cnut, Knut
- a.d. 994?–1035, Danish king of England 1017–35; of Denmark 1018–35; and of Norway 1028–35.
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Knott is sometimes for Cnut, or Canute, which generally becomes Nutt.The Romance of Names</p>
Cnut found him fainting on the mountain and brought him here in his arms.
It was not that he was young and taller than Cnut, and fair.
But Cnut looked gloomy, at which I chid him; but he was silent.
My heart was wrung for Cnut, for I loved him, and he wept like a child.
- a variant spelling of Canute
Cnut or Knut
- 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)
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