Person:David I of Scotland (1)

Dauíd mac Maíl Choluim abt 1080 and 1085 Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
m. Bet 1067 and 1069
  1. Eadweard _____Abt 1068 - 1093
  2. Edmund of ScotlandAbt 1070 - Aft 1097
  3. Ethelred of ScotlandAbt 1072 - 1093
  4. Edgar of Scotland1074 - 1106/07
  5. Margaret Stewart1077 -
  6. Alexander I _____, of ScotlandAbt 1078 - 1124
  7. Princess Eadgyth of ScotlandEst 1079 - 1118
  8. Dauíd mac Maíl CholuimAbt 1080 & 1085 - 1153
  9. Mary of Scotland1082 - 1116
m. 1113
  1. Malcolm of ScotlandAft 1113 - Abt 1114
  2. Henry of Scotlandand Abt 1119 - 1152
  3. Claricia of ScotlandAbt 1116 -
  4. Hodierna of ScotlandAbt 1117 -
Facts and Events
Name[4] Dauíd mac Maíl Choluim
Alt Name[2] David I Mac Malcolm, King of Scotland I
Alt Name[4] David I of Scotland
Alt Name Daibhidh I mac [Mhaoil] Chaluim
Gender Male
Birth[1][4] bet abt 1080 and 1085 Edinburgh, Midlothian, ScotlandHouse of Dunkeld
Marriage 1113 Carlisle, Cumbria, Englandto Maud of Huntingdon
Military? Battle of the Standard
Title (nobility)[4] 1113 Prince of the Cumbrians
Title (nobility)[4] 1124 King of Scots
Death[2][4] 24 May 1153 Carlisle, Cumbria, England
Burial? Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland
Ancestral File Number Q216787?
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David I or Dauíd mac Maíl Choluim (Modern: Daibhidh I mac [Mhaoil] Chaluim; – 24 May 1153) was a 12th-century ruler who was Prince of the Cumbrians from 1113 to 1124 and later King of Scotland from 1124 to 1153. The youngest son of Malcolm III and Margaret of Wessex, David spent most of his childhood in Scotland, but was exiled to England temporarily in 1093. Perhaps after 1100, he became a dependent at the court of King Henry I. There he was influenced by the Anglo-French culture of the court.

When David's brother Alexander I died in 1124, David chose, with the backing of Henry I, to take the Kingdom of Scotland (Alba) for himself. He was forced to engage in warfare against his rival and nephew, Máel Coluim mac Alaxandair. Subduing the latter seems to have taken David ten years, a struggle that involved the destruction of Óengus, Mormaer of Moray. David's victory allowed expansion of control over more distant regions theoretically part of his Kingdom. After the death of his former patron Henry I, David supported the claims of Henry's daughter and his own niece, Empress Matilda, to the throne of England. In the process, he came into conflict with King Stephen and was able to expand his power in northern England, despite his defeat at the Battle of the Standard in 1138. David I is a saint of the Catholic Church, with his feast day celebrated on 24 May.

The term "Davidian Revolution" is used by many scholars to summarise the changes that took place in Scotland during his reign. These included his foundation of burghs and regional markets, implementation of the ideals of Gregorian Reform, foundation of monasteries, Normanisation of the Scottish government, and the introduction of feudalism through immigrant French and Anglo-French knights.

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