Saint Canute Lavard

[Saint Canute Lavard]Also known as

  • Canute Laward
  • Canute of Schleswig
  • Duke of Jutland
  • King of the Western Wends
  • Knud Lavard
  • Knut Lavard

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Second son of King Eric the Good of Denmark. Nephew of King Saint Canute of Denmark. Raised in the court of Saxony. Duke of Jutland with his court at Schlewig. Spent years defending against Viking raids. Supported the missionary work of Saint Vicelin. Father of King Valdemar I, who worked for Canute’s canonization. King of the Western Wends in 1129. Canute’s uncle, King Nils of Denmark, opposed Canute coming to the throne, and arranged his murder. Venerated in Denmark.

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Canute Lavard“. Saints.SQPN.com. 6 January 2014. Web. 1 August 2014. <>