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John III Comyn, Lord of Badenoch
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Name John III Comyn, Lord of Badenoch
Alt Name John the Red
Alt Name Red Comyn
Gender Male
Birth? 1269 Badenoch, Inverness-Shire, Scotland
Marriage 1289 Badenoch, Inverness-Shire, Scotlandto Jeanne de Valence
Alt Death? 1306 Grey Friars Church, Dumfries-Shire, Scotland
Death[1][3] 10 Feb 1306 Dumfries (town), Dumfriesshire, Scotlandmurdered

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John III 'Red' Comyn, Lord of Badenoch and Lord of Lochaber, also known simply as the Red Comyn (died 10 February 1306) was a Scottish nobleman who was an important figure in the Wars of Scottish Independence, and was Guardian of Scotland during the Second Interregnum 1296–1306. He is best known for having been stabbed to death by the future Robert I of Scotland before the altar at the church of the Greyfriars at Dumfries.

His father, John II Comyn, Lord of Badenoch, known as the Black Comyn, was one of the Competitors for the Crown of Scotland, claiming his descent from King Donald III of Scotland. His mother was Eleanor Balliol, eldest daughter of John I de Balliol, father of King John Balliol. The Red Comyn might thus be said to have combined two lines of royal descent, Gaelic and Norman.

He had, moreover, links with the royal house of England: in the early 1290s he married Joan de Valence, daughter of William de Valence, 1st Earl of Pembroke, an uncle of Edward I.

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  2.   John "The Red" Comyn, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.
  3. JOHN Comyn, in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.