Person:David I of Scotland (1)

Dauíd mac Maíl Choluim abt 1080 and 1085 Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
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
Title (nobility)[4] 1113 Prince of the Cumbrians
Marriage 1113 Carlisle, Cumbria, Englandto Maud of Huntingdon
Title (nobility)[4] 1124 King of Scots
Death[2][4] 24 May 1153 Carlisle, Cumbria, England
Ancestral File Number Q216787?
Military? Battle of the Standard
Burial? Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland

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David I (Medieval Gaelic: Dabíd mac Maíl Choluim; Modern Gaelic: Daibhidh I mac [Mhaoil] Chaluim; 1084 – 24 May 1153) was a 12th-century ruler who was Prince of the Cumbrians (1113–1124), Earl of Northampton and Huntingdon and later King of the Scots (1124–1153). The youngest son of Malcolm III of Scotland (Medieval Gaelic: Máel Coluim III) and Margaret of Wessex, David spent his early years in Scotland but on the death of his parents in 1093 was forced into exile by his uncle and thenceforth king, Donald III of Scotland. Perhaps after 1100, he became a dependent at the court of King Henry I of England. There he was influenced by the Norman and Anglo-French culture of the court.

When David's brother Alexander I of Scotland 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, Malcolm, Alexander I's son. 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.

The term "Davidian Revolution" is used by many scholars to summarise the changes which took place in the Kingdom of Scotland during his reign. These included his foundation of burghs, 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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