King Canute II af Danmark, "Hardicanute"

King Canute II af Danmark, "Hardicanute"

Male - 1042    Has more than 250 ancestors but no descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Canute II af Danmark 
    Prefix King 
    Suffix "Hardicanute" 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Gender Male 
    Died Jun 1042 
    Person ID I6487  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2000 

    Father King Canute I Sveynsson, "the Great",   b. 995, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1035, Shaftesbury, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Mother Emma de Normandie,   b. 986,   d. 6 Mar 1052, Winchester Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 2 Jul 1027 
    Siblings 1 sibling 
    Family ID F2913  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Hardicanute took the throne of Denmark at the death of his father Canute, in 1035. He was the rightful heir to England's throne, also, but was prevented from coming there to claim it. Meanwhile, his illegitimate half-brother, Harold Harefoot, was made king in 1037. Hardicanute launched an expedition to claim the throne, but Harold died before he could arrive. Upon his arrival in England, he was elected king. Thereupon, he levied a punishing "fleet-tax" on the people to pay for the expenses of his unnecessary expedition. He was personally disliked and his reign was short and unsuccessful. He died of convulsions at a drinking party in June, 1042.


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