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King Donald II of Scotland (889 - 900)


Name: King Donald II of Scotland
Father: King Constantine I
Mother: unknown
Relation to Elizabeth II: 31st great-grandfather
House of: MacAlpin
Ascended to the throne: 889
Married: unknown
Children: Malcolm I
Died: 900, killed at Dunnottar, Aberdeen
Buried at: Isle of Iona
Succeeded by: his cousin Constantine

Donald (Domnall mac Causantín) was the son of Constantine. He succeeded Eochaid and Giric and annexed Srathclyde, establishling himself as King of the Scots. He had some success against the Vikings in the West, but the North was dominated by Viking Sigurd the Mighty based in Orkney.

Donald was killed in 900, possibly murdered, at Donnattar near Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire. He was buried on Iona

Timeline for King Donald II of Scotland

Year Event
890Exodus of the Strathclyde Britons to Gwynedd (in Wales).