Causantín mac Cináeda (c.836 - 877) MP

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Nicknames: "Causantín", "Constantín", "mac Cináeda", "King of Alba", "King Constantine II of /Scotland/", "The Wine-Bountiful", "King of Scotland //", "Constantine II // King of Scotland", "Constantine", "son of Cináed", "nicknamed An Finn-Shoichleach", ""The Wine-Bountiful"", "Const...", "..."
Birthplace: Iona, Argyleshire, Scotland
Death: Died in Scotland
Cause of death: Died in battle against the Norse.
Occupation: King of Scotland, King of Picts 862-877, KING OF SCOTLAND, CONSTANTINE, konge, Slain by the Norwegians in a battle., Kung av Alba, Roi d'Ecosse de 863 à 877, King of Scots, Roi, d'Ecosse, 862, des Pictes, 1ʻ, d'Alba, King of Alba, King of the Picts
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About Causantín mac Cináeda

Constantine spent most of his reign fighting to consolidate and expand upon the Kingdom of Scotland created when Kenneth I had brought together the crowns of the Scots and the Picts to form the beginnings of what became known as Alba. To the south he battled against the King of Strathclyde. This culminated when he arranged the death of the King of Strathclyde in 872. He replaced him with his own brother in law, Rhun: effectively making Strathclyde a subordinate kingdom to Alba.

-------------------- King of Picts Scots. King of Alba between 862 and 877. Beheaded in battle by Vikings. -------------------- Constantine I, King of Alba

    Constantine I, King of Alba was born in 836.1 He was the son of Kenneth I 'the Hardy', King of Alba. He died in 877 at Inverdorat, the Black Cove, Angus, Scotland, killed in action against the Danes.2 He was buried at Isle of Iona, Argyllshire, Scotland.2
    He was also known as Causantín mac Cináeda.3 He gained the title of  King Constantine of the Picts and Scots. He succeeded to the title of  King Constantine I of Alba in 863.4 
    Most of his reign was spent in beating off Viking assults or attempting to extend his authority southwards. Although he ordered the murder of King Artgal (his brother in law and the refugee ruler of Strathclyde) in 871, sometimes he bought peace with his enemies by paying tribute. King of the Scots and Picts for 14 years and was killed in a battle with the Danes at Inverdovat. He has an extensive biographical entry in the  Dictionary of National Biography.5

Child of Constantine I, King of Alba 1.Donald II, King of Alba+ d. 900

Citations 1.[S2299] John Warburg, "re: Kings of Scotland," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 28 May 2007. Hereinafter cited as "re: Kings of Scotland." 2.[S11] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Families: The Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 168. Hereinafter cited as Britain's Royal Families. 3.[S130] Wikipedia, online http;// Hereinafter cited as Wikipedia. 4.[S11] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Families, page 167. 5.[S18] Matthew H.C.G., editor, Dictionary of National Biography on CD-ROM (Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press, 1995), reference "Constantine I, -879". Hereinafter cited as Dictionary of National Biography

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Constantine I, King of the Picts and Scots's Timeline

Argyleshire, Scotland
Age 26
Forres, Morayshire, Scotland
Age 26
Dunkeld, England
- present
Age 26
King of the Scots
- 877
Age 27
Age 41
Age 41
Isle of Iona, Argyllshire, Scotland
November 7, 1893
Age 41
October 21, 1914
Age 41
September 18, 1992
Age 41