Book of Saints – Charles the Good


CHARLES THE GOOD (Saint) Martyr (March 2) (12th century) An Earl of Flanders, son of Saint Canute, King of Denmark, and a perfect model of a Christian ruler. His government was wise and kindly, and he was adored by his subjects. His boundless charity to the poor earned him the title of “The Good.” He was murdered by certain Governors of towns whose oppression of their people he had refused to tolerate. His martyrdom came to pass in the church of Saint Donatian at Bruges, A.D. 1124.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Charles the Good”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 4 October 2012. Web. 23 January 2022. <>