Kenneth MacAlpin

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Kenneth MacAlpin or Cináed mac Ailpín (Modren Gaelic: Coinneach mac Ailpein)[1], an is kent in maist modren regnal lists as Kenneth I (dee'd 13 Februar 858) wis king o the Pechts an, gaun bi naitional meeth, first king o Scots, earnin him the eikname o An Ferbasach, "The Subdewer" lang syne.[2]. He sicceded Drest the Ninth i' Pechtland an wis the first king i' Pechtland an Scotland.[3] He ws sicceded bie' Donald I, king o Scots.


Some fowk consider him tae be thi first king o Caledonia but the first king ti rule aw o' Scotland wis in the 900's.His reign might i' staerted in 843[4] but is disputed syne he wis King o Pechtland an Scotland. Sae some fowk state his reign staerted in 848.

Kenneth wis' weel keent fir' uniting mony Pechtish tribes tae form Unitit Pechtland an Caledonia.

Preiceded bi: Drest X (King o Pictland)

Sucedded bi: Donald I (King o Scotland & Pictland)[4]

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  1. Cináed mac Ailpín is the Mediaeval Gaelic form. A mair richt renderin in modren Gaelic wad be Cionaodh mac Ailpein, sin Coinneach is historically anither name. Houaniver, in the modren langage, baith names hae gane thegither.
  2. Skene, Chronicles, p. 83.
  3. "BBC - Scotland's History - Kenneth MacAlpin (Cináed mac Ailpín)". (in Inglis). Retrieved 22 Mairch 2023.
  4. a b "Kings and Queens of Scotland | Britannica". (in Inglis). Retrieved 22 Mairch 2023.