Alexander III of Scotland

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Alexander III
Alexander III and Ollamh Rígh.JPG
Coronation of King Alexander on Moot Hill, Scone. He is being greeted by the ollamh rígh, the royal poet, who is addressing him with the proclamation "Benach De Re Albanne" (= Beannachd Dé Rígh Alban, "God Bless the King of Scotland"); the poet goes on to recite Alexander's genealogy. By Alexander's side is Maol Choluim II, Earl of Fife holding the sword.
King of Scots
Reign6 July 1249 – 19 March 1286
Coronation13 July 1249
PredecessorAlexander II
SuccessorMargaret
Born4 September 1241
Roxburgh Castle, Roxburghshire
Died19 March 1286(1286-03-19) (aged 44)
Kinghorn Ness, Fife
Burial29 March 1286
Spouse
Margaret of England
(m. 1251; died 1275)

Yolande de Dreux (m. 1285)
Issue
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Margaret, Queen of Norway
Alexander, Prince of Scotland
HouseDunkeld
FatherAlexander II
MotherMarie de Coucy

Alexander III (Mediaeval Gaelic: Alaxandair mac Alaxandair; Modern Gaelic: Alasdair mac Alasdair), King of Scots, was born at Roxburgh on 4 September 1241 and died on 19 March, 1286.

He was the only son of Alexander II with his second wife, Marie de Coucy. Alexander's father died on 6 July 1249 and he officially became king at the age of eight. This happened at Scone on 13 July, 1249.

Coronation of King Alexander on Moot Hill, Scone. He is being greeted by the ollamh rígh, the royal poet, who is addressing him with the proclamation "Benach De Re Albanne" (Beannachd Dé Rígh Alban, "God Bless the King of Scotland"). The poet goes on to recite Alexander's family history.