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King Donald I of Scotland (859 - 863)
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Name: King Donald I of Scotland
Father: King Alpin
Mother: unknown
Relation to Elizabeth II: 33rd great-granduncle
House of: MacAlpin
Ascended to the throne: 859
Married: Did not marry
Children: none
Died: 853, in battle at Scone, Perthshire
Buried at: unknown
Succeeded by: his nephew Constantine I

Donald (Domnall MacAlpin) succeeded his brother Kenneth. He consolidated the gains won by his bother, and at Forteviot brought secular as well as ecclesiastical control under the emerging area of Scotia. Killed in battle, or possibly murdered, he died at Scone but had no heirs. He was buried on Iona and succeeded by his nephew Constantine.

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