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. He ws sicceded bie' Donald I, Keeng o Scots.


Some people consider him tae be thi first keeng o Caledonia but the first keeng ti rule aw o' Scotland wis in the 900's.His reign might i' staerted in 843 but is disputed since he wis keeng of Pechtland and Scotland. So some people state his reign staerted in 848.

Kenneth wis' weel keent fir' uniting many Pechtish tribes to form Unitit Pechtland and Caledonia.

Preiceded by: Drest X (Keeng o Pictland)

Sucedded by: Donald I (Keeng o Scotland & Pictland)

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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.