Canute VI of Denmark

Canute VI of Denmark

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Death 12 Nov 1202 (aged 38–39)
Burial Ringsted, Ringsted Kommune, Sjælland, Denmark
Memorial ID 96884837 · View Source
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Canute VI was King of Denmark. He was the eldest son of King Valdemar I and Sophia of Polotsk.
Canute ruled from the Elbe north to the Arctic Circle and east as far as Estonia and Sweden. Denmark had almost reached its largest extent. Then without warning, Canute's friend and advisor, Bishop Absalon died. He had been one of the most important figures in all of Danish history. Absalon was buried beside his father in Sorø church. His epitaph reads "a good and brave man". Just a year later Canute died suddenly at age 40.
Canute married Gertrud, a daughter of Duke Henry the Lion of Saxony. They did not have any children, because Gertrude chose to live in celibacy and chastity with her husband.


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  • Created by: Kat
  • Added: 11 Sep 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 96884837
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Canute VI of Denmark (1163–12 Nov 1202), Find A Grave Memorial no. 96884837, citing Sankt Bendts Kirke, Ringsted, Ringsted Kommune, Sjælland, Denmark ; Maintained by Kat (contributor 47496397) .