Lulach 'Tairbith' mac Gille Coemgáin, King of Scots (c.1030 - 1058) MP

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Nicknames: "Lulach mac Gille Coemgáin", "Tairbith", ""the Unfortunate" and Fatuus", ""the Simple-minded" or "the Foolish""
Birthplace: Morayshire, Scotland, Morayshire, Scotland
Death: Died in Strathbogie, Grampian, Essie, Scotland
Occupation: King of Scotland (1057 - 1058)
Managed by: Pablo Benítez Barreto
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About Lulach 'Tairbith' mac Gille Coemgáin, King of Scots

Lulach mac Gille Coemgáin (Modern Gaelic: Lughlagh mac Gille Chomghain,[1] known in English simply as Lulach, and nicknamed Tairbith, "the Unfortunate"[2] and Fatuus, "the Simple-minded" or "the Foolish"[3]; 1030 – 17 March 1058) was King of Scots between 15 August 1057 and 17 March 1058.

  • Son of Gruoch ingen Boite mac Cinaeda and Gille Coemgáin of Moray.

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Medieval Lands

GRUOCH ([1015]-). "Machbet filius Finlach…et Gruoch filia Bodhe, rex et regina Scottorum" made grants to the church of St Serf, although the document also names "Malcolmus Rex filius Duncani" which casts doubt on its authenticity[195]. The primary source which confirms her first marriage has not yet been identified.

m firstly GILLACOMGAIN Mormaer of Moray, son of MAELBRIGTE & his wife --- (-burned alive 1032). The Annals of Ulster record that "Gilla Comgán son of Mael Brigte, earl of Moray was burned together with fifty people" in 1032[196].

m secondly (after 1032) MACBETH, son of FINDLAECH MacRory Thane of Angus, Mormaer of Moray & his wife [Donada] of Scotland ([1005]-killed in battle Lumphanan 15 Aug 1057, bur Isle of Iona). He succeeded in 1040 as MACBETH King of Scotland.

Gruoch & her first husband had one child:

i) LULACH ([1032]-killed in battle Essie, Strathbogie 17 Mar 1058, bur Isle of Iona). The 12th century Cronica Regum Scottorum lists "…Macheth filius Findleg xvii, Lulac nepos filii Boide iv mensibus et dimidium…" as kings[197]. The primary source which confirms that he was the son of Gruoch has not yet been identified. The Chronicle of John of Fordun records that "on the death of Machabeus, some of his kinsfolk" installed "his cousin Lulath…the Simple" as king at Scone but that King Malcolm killed him 3 Apr 1057, adding that he was buried "in the island of Iona"[198]. He succeeded his stepfather 1057 as LULACH "the Simple" King of Scotland, crowned Aug 1057 at Scone Abbey, Perthshire. The Chronicon of Mariano Scotti records that "Lulag" was killed "[1058]…in Martio"[199]. The Annals of Ulster record that "Lulach son of Gilla Comgain, over-king of Scotland was killed in battle by Mael Coluim son of Donnchad" in 1058[200]. The Annals of Tigernach record that “Lulach rí Alban” was killed by “Mael-Coluimb, son of Donnchad” in 1058[201]. The Chronicle of the Scots and Picts dated 1177 records that "Lulach fatuus" reigned 4 months, was killed "in Esseg in Strathbolgin" and was buried "in Iona insula"[202].

m FINNGHUALA, daughter of SINILL Mormaer of Angus & his wife ---. The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.

- MORMAERS of MORAY.

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Lulach appears to have been a weak king, as his nicknames suggest. He does, however, have the distinction of being the first king of Scotland of whom there are coronation details available. He was crowned in August 1057 at Scone.

Lulach was the son of Gruoch of Scotland, from her first marriage to Gille Coemgáin, Mormaer of Moray, and thus the stepson of Macbeth (Mac Bethad mac Findlaích). Following the death in battle of Macbeth in 1057, the king's followers placed Lulach in the throne. Lulach ruled only for a few months before being assassinated and succeeded by Malcolm III (Máel Coluim mac Donnchada).

Lulach's son Máel Snechtai was Mormaer of Moray, while Óengus of Moray was the son of Lulach's daughter.

He is believed to be buried on Saint Columba's Holy Island of Iona in or around the monastery. The exact position of his grave is unknown.

A fictional version of Lulach appeared in the animated television series Gargoyles under the name Luach [sic].

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Lulach 'the Fool' of Scotland, King of Scotland

M, #102886, b. circa 1030, d. 17 March 1058

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Last Edited=29 Oct 2002

    Lulach 'the Fool' of Scotland, King of Scotland was born circa 1030. He was the son of Gillacomgan Macrory, Earl of Moray and Gruoch (?). He married Finnghuala (?), daughter of Sinill, Mormaer of Angus.1 He died on 17 March 1058 at Essie, Strathbogie, Scotland, a blow by King Malcolm III of Scotland.1 He was buried at Isle of Iona, Argyllshire, Scotland.1
    Lulach 'the Fool' of Scotland, King of Scotland was crowned King of Scotland on 15 August 1057 at Scone Abbey, Scone, Perthshire, Scotland. He succeeded to the title of King Lulach of Scotland on 15 August 1057.1

Children of Lulach 'the Fool' of Scotland, King of Scotland and Finnghuala (?)

Malsnechtai of Scotland, Mormaer of Moray d. 10851

unknown daughter of Scotland+ b. b 10581

Citations

[S11] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Family: A Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 183. Hereinafter cited as Britain's Royal Family.

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Lulach of Scotland

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Lulach mac Gille Coemgáin (Modern Gaelic: Lughlagh mac Gille Chomghain,[1] known in English simply as Lulach, and nicknamed Tairbith, "the Unfortunate"[2] and Fatuus, "the Simple-minded" or "the Foolish"[3] (died 17 March 1058), was King of Scots between 15 August 1057 and 17 March 1058.

He appears to have been a weak king, as his nicknames suggest. He does, however, have the distinction of being the first king of Scotland of whom there are coronation details available. He was crowned in August 1057 at Scone.

Lulach was the son of Gruoch of Scotland, from her first marriage to Gille Coemgáin, Mormaer of Moray, and thus the stepson of Macbeth (Mac Bethad mac Findlaích). Following the death in battle of Macbeth in 1057, the king's followers placed Lulach in the throne. Lulach ruled only for a few months before being assassinated and succeeded by Malcolm III (Máel Coluim mac Donnchada).

Lulach's son Máel Snechtai was Mormaer of Moray, while Óengus of Moray was the son of Lulach's daughter.

He is believed to be buried on Saint Columba's Holy Island of Iona in or around the monastery. The exact position of his grave is unknown.

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Lulach de Escocia

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Escudo de armas de la Casa Real de EscociaLulach (Lulach mac Gille Coemgáin) (1030 - 17 de marzo de 1058), fue rey de los escoceses del 15 de agosto de 1057 al 17 de marzo de 1058.

Parece haber sido un rey débil, y de hecho era conocido como Lulach el Simple o Lulach el Bufón. Tiene, sin embargo, la distinción de ser el primer rey de Escocia del que se conservan datos de su coronación. Fue coronado en agosto de 1057 en Scone.

Lulach era hijo de Gruoch de Escocia (Lady Macbeth), y de su primer matrimonio con Gille Coemgáin, Mormaer de Moray, y por tanto hijastro de Mac Bethad. Tras la muerte en batalla de este último en 1057, los seguidores del rey situaron a Lulach en el trono, pese a la gran resistencia de la facción de Máel Coluim III. Lulach reinó tan sólo por unos meses, y fue finalmente asesinado y sucedido por Máel Coluim el 17 de marzo de 1058. Así acabó el periodo puramente céltico de la historia de Escocia.

Lulach estaba casado con Finnghuala de Angus. Su hijo Máel Snechtai era Mormaer de Moray, mientras que Óengus de Moray era nieto de Lulach por parte de su hija.

Se presupone que sus restos yacen en la isla sagrada de Saint Columba de Iona en, o alrededor del, monasterio. El lugar preciso de su tumba se desconoce.

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Lulach was the son of Gillacomgain, Mormaer of Moray and Gruoch, who was the grand-daughter of Kenneth III. He was born around 1029-32.

Lulach's mother, Gruoch, had taken Macbeth as her second husband, making Lulach his step-son. On the death of Macbeth he succeeded to the throne. His is the first coronation of a King of Scotland for which recorded details survive. He was crowned on the ancient Coronation Stone at Scone Abbey on 15th August, 1057. Known as Lulach 'the Simple' or 'the Fool', there is evidence to believe that Lulach was mentally retarded or somewhat backward. Lulach was killed in battle by his successor, Malcolm III 'Canmore', at Essie in Strathbogie on 17th March, 1058.

The line of Lulach continued, his daughter had a son, Angus, who inherited the title of Mormaer of Moray and made an unsuccessful attempt to claim the throne in the reign of David I. Which ended in his defeat and death in 1130.

-------------------- Crowned August 1057 at Scone. Assassinated after a few months and succeeded by MaelColuin III

Believed to be buried on St Columbas's Holy Island of Iona with rest of Gaelic kings

------http://www.biographicon.com/view/rlig4 ------- http://www.englishmonarchs.co.uk/moray_2.htm

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Lulach mac Gille Coemgáin, King of Scots's Timeline

1030
1030
Morayshire, Scotland
1058
March 17, 1058
Age 28
Strathbogie, Grampian, Essie, Scotland
1058
Age 28
Morayshire, Scotland
1058
Age 28
Isle of Iona
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Mormaerdom of Moray, Scotland, (Present UK)
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UK
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Scotland - aka Lulach the simple