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[hahr-thuh-kuh-noot, -nyoot]
  1. Hardecanute.
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or Har·di·ca·nute

[hahr-duh-kuh-noot, -nyoot]
  1. 1019?–42, king of Denmark 1035–42, king of England 1040–42 (son of Canute).
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Also Har·tha·cnut [hahr-thuh-kuh-noot, -nyoot] /ˌhɑr ðə kəˈnut, -ˈnyut/.
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Historical Examples

  • His popular election took place in June, immediately on the death of Harthacnut, and even before his burial.

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  • Godwine perhaps hoped that Harthacnut would make the West Saxon earldom the centre of the empire which had been his father's.

  • Eadward came, and in two years he was king of England, Harthacnut having died a wretched drunken death.

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  • Harthacnut then came over with a large army, and took possession of the land.

  • In 1040 Harold died, and Harthacnut came at last to England to claim the crown.

British Dictionary definitions for harthacnut


  1. same as Harthacanute
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