Duncan I, King of Scots, 1034-1040

Duncan I, King of Scots, 1034-1040

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Death: August 1, 1040 near Elgin, Moray, Scotland 1
 Cause of Death: 
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         Father: Crinan the Thane
         Mother: Bethoc

Spouses and Children
1. *Unknown
                1. Malcolm III, King of Scots

Duncan was the grandson of Malcolm II who irregularly made him ruler of
Strathclyde when that region was absorbed into the Scottish kingdom. Malcolm
violated the established system of succession whereby the kingship alternated
between two branches of the royal family. Upon Malcolm's death Duncan
succeeded peacefully but he soon faced the rivalry of Macbeth, Mormaor
(subking) of Moray, who probably had a better claim to the throne. Duncan
besieged Durham unsuccessfully in 1039 and in the following year was murdered
by Macbeth. Duncan's elder son later killed Macbeth and ruled as King Malcolm
III Canmore.


1 Encyclopedia Britannica, 15th Edition, Encyclopedia Britannica, 15th Edition.

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