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 keeng o the Pechts an, gaun by naitional meeth, first keeng o Scots, earnin him the eikname o An Ferbasach, "The Conqueror" lang syne.[2]. He sicceded Drest the Ninth i' Pechtland and wis the first keeng i' Pechtland and Scotland.

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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.