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King Kenneth III of Scotland (997 - 1005)
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King Kenneth III of Scotland
Name: King Kenneth III of Scotland
Father: Dubh, King of Scotland
Mother: unknown
House of: MacAlpin
Ascended to the throne: 997
Children: 3 sons including Beoedhe, father of Gruoch, Lady Macbeth
Died: March 25, 1005, at Battle of Mozievaird
Buried at: unknown
Succeeded by: his cousin Malcolm II

Kenneth III (Cináed mac Duib) was responsible for the death of Constantine III before he became king. His son Giric took active part in rule during his 8 year reign.

Kenneth and Giric were killed in battle at Monzievaird, Perth, in 1005 by his cousin Malcolm III. This rivalry contributed to the feud which resulted in Duncan, grandson of Malcolm, being killed in 1040 by Macbeth who had married Kenneth’s grand daughter Gruoch (Lady Macbeth).

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