Book of Saints – Canute Lavard


CANUTE LAVARD (Saint) King, Martyr (January 7) (12th century) A nephew of Saint Canute, King of Denmark, with whom he is sometimes confused. From being Duke of Schleswig, he became King of the Sclavi. He ruled justly and wisely, winning the love of his subjects. He was done to death by a kinsman of his, a pretender to his throne (A.D. 1133), and in Scandinavia is honoured as a Martyr.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Canute Lavard”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 26 September 2012. Web. 23 January 2019. <>