Person:Harthacnut (1)

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Harthacnut
b.1018 England
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Name Harthacnut
Alt Name Hörthaknútr
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] 1018 England
Death[1][2] 8 Jun 1042 Lambeth, Surrey, England
Burial[2] Winchester Cathedral, Winchester, Hampshire, England


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Harthacnut or Canute III (; "Tough-knot"; c.1018 – 8 June 1042) was King of Denmark from 1035 to 1042 and King of England from 1040 to 1042.

He was the son of King Cnut the Great (who ruled Denmark, Norway, and England) and Emma of Normandy. When Cnut died in 1035, Harthacnut struggled to retain his father's possessions. Magnus I took of control of Norway, but Harthacnut succeeded as King of Denmark and became King of England in 1040 after the death of his half-brother Harold Harefoot.

Harthacnut died suddenly in 1042 and was succeeded by Magnus in Denmark and Edward the Confessor in England. Harthacnut was the last Danish king to rule England.

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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Harthacnut, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 HARTHACNUT, in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.
  3.   Harthacnut 1 (Male), in The Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England.