Saturday, November 27, 2021
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Saint Canute Lavard – Saint of the Day – January 7

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St. Canute Lavard Biography

St. Canute Lavard Profile. Born: 1096 AD in Denmark, Europe. Worked in Denmark. Died: 1131 in Denmark. Feast Day is celebrated on January 7.


The Memorial of St. Canute Lavard – Saint of the Day

St. Canute Lavard Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

Date of Birth

1096 AD

Country of Birth

Denmark in Europe

Matrimony/Holy Orders

Saints who were Married



Place of Work


Date of Death


Place of Death


Feast Day

January 7


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Canonized by Pope Alexander III on 1169

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Saint’s Biography

Saint Canute Lavard was born on March 12 in 1096 in Roskilde, Denmark. He was the second son of King Eric I and Queen Bodil. Knut parents died on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land when he was six years old. At sixteen, Knut was sent to further education with the Saxon Duke. At his court, he not only received a political and military education, but he was also introduced to a more advanced European culture and way of life. In 1114 he returned home and found his fatherland were slaves from Saxony and Prussia.

Knut spent years defending against Viking raids and supported the missionary work of Saint Vicelin. He married Ingeborg, daughter of a Russian great prince and became the father of King Valdemar I, who worked for Canute’s canonization. He was murdered in 1131 by his cousins Magnus Nielsen and Henry Skadelaar in the forest of Haraldsted in Zeeland, Denmark. Knut was declared a martyr for justice and his relics enshrined at Ringsted on 25 June 1170.

Saint Canute Lavard
St. Canute Lavard

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