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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You had mentioned Knut Hamsun, who is another great writer who disgraced himself, and who I felt obliged to review repeatedly.My Conversation with John Updike
Barbara Probst Solomon
January 29, 2009
Knut, apparently, did no great benefit to his brother's cause.The Swedish Revolution Under Gustavus Vasa
Paul Barron Watson
Knut and Otto were all obedience, and followed the Badger-mother meekly to the kitchen.
Before it was daylight next morning, Knut had awakened Otto.
"The truth is, we are seeking our fortunes," said Knut with dignity.
Clarence's own type was that for which the latest term is "knut."In Brief Authority
- 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)