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Malcolm I of Scotland

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Malcolm I
An artist's depiction of Malcolm
King of Scots
Reign3 May 943 — 3 December 954
Coronation26 June 943
PredecessorConstantine II
Born(897-03-27)27 March 897
Auchencairn, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland
Died3 December 954(954-12-03) (aged 57)
Fetteresso Castle, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Iona Abbey, Iona, Scotland
FatherDonald II of Scotland
MotherSigurda Mac Causantin
ReligionRoman Catholicism

Maíl Choluim mac Domnail (Modern Gaelic: Mhaoil Chaluim mac Dòmhnall; 27 March 897 — 3 December 954) often known as Malcolm I was the King of Scotland from 943 until his death in 954. He was the son of Donald II of Scotland and Sigurda Mac Causantin. He succeded his first cousin once removed, Constantine II, who succeded Malcolm's father.

Birth[change | change source]

Malcolm was born between 896 and 900 somewhere in Scotland. The place and exact time of his birth is unclear like many of the monarchs before him.

Reign[change | change source]

His reign began in 943, 100 years after Kenneth I. His reign lasted 11 years until 954. During his reign he married Bethoc. They had two children, Dub (later to be king) and Kenneth III (also to be king). He also may have had a child named Mogallus mac Malcolm, prince of Scots in 934, before becoming king.

Death[change | change source]

Malcolm died in 954. The throne went to Indulf, and later to his two sons Kenneth and Dub. After his death, many monarchs would take his name as king of Alba "Rex Alban" making him "according to some sources" the first king of Alba, instead of Constantine II.

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