The State Church of Norway passed a law which required ministers to keep a written record of all baptisms, marriages, burials.
1700 · Norwegian calendar change
1n 1700 Norway changed from the Julian Calendar to the Gregorian Calendar. The day after 18 Feb in the Julian Calendar became 1 March in the Gregorian calendar.
1736 · Confirmation & education
Law of 1736 legally established Confirmation in the Lutheran Church which led to organized education for all children. These became important records which the Pastor kept.
from Old Norse Knútr ‘knot’, originally a byname given to a short, squat man. King Knut ( d. 1035 ) ruled over Denmark, Norway, and England in the 11th century; he is known in English as Canute. His great-nephew Knut ( d. 1086 ) was another king of Denmark; he was murdered by opponents of the laws enforcing payment of tithes to the Church and was canonized as a martyr. His nephew, also Knut ( d. 1131 ), was Duke of Schleswig and is also venerated as a martyr, although for what reason is not clear.