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Fergus mac Feradaig Ui Eremoin, Righ Caledonii

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Fergus I mac Feradaig Ui Eremoin, Righ Caledonii

Birthplace: Ireland
Death: circa -325 (26-43)
Drowned, North Sea, Carrick Fergus
Immediate Family:

Son of Feadach Fearadhach mac Ailella Ui Eremoin and Urlachan mac Flachach
Father of Maine Mor mac Fergusa Ui Eremoin, Righ Caledonii and Ferleg . mac Fergusa

Occupation: Legendary King of Scotland, brought scots out of Ireland in 330 BC, Ui Eremoin, Righ Caledonii
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About Fergus mac Feradaig Ui Eremoin, Righ Caledonii

According to A General History of Scotland, written in 1767, Fergus was born in Ireland and sent for by the Scythians and Caledonians to assist them in defense from the Britons, which were led by Coilus. Fergus and the Sythians fought a battle in approximately 330 BC in which Coilus was defeated and killed. The victory gave Fergus sovereignty of the Scots and Picts, but he was recalled to Ireland and drowned at Carrickfergus on his return. He left two sons, Maine and Ferleg, in Scotland, but they were young when he left, so his brother Ferithar became ruler. The circumstances of his brother's arrival in Scythia are unclear, and it is unclear to me at present who their father was. Ferithar is not currently in the tree and will be added when I figure out who Fergus's parents were.

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