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Kenneth MacAlpin, I
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Name[1] Kenneth MacAlpin, I
Alt Name Kenneth Canmore, I
Alt Name[1][7] Cináed mac Ailpín
Alt Name[1] Coinneach mac Ailpein
Gender Male
Birth[1] 810 Iona, Argyllshire, Scotland
Marriage Est 830 Iona, Kilfinichen and Kilvickeon, Argyll, Scotlandto Unknown
Title (nobility)[1] From 841 to 850 King of Dál Riata
Title (nobility)[5] From 843 to 858 ScotlandKing of Alba
Death[7] 6 Feb 858 Perthshire, ScotlandPalace of Forteviot
Burial[1] 13 Feb 858 Iona, Argyllshire, Scotland Iona Abbey
Reference Number? Q298263?

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Kenneth MacAlpin (; 810 – 13 February 858) or Kenneth I was King of Dál Riada (841–850), King of the Picts (843–858), and the King of Alba (843–858). He inherited the throne of Dál Riada from his father Alpín mac Echdach, founder of the Alpínid dynasty. Kenneth I conquered the kingdom of the Picts in 843–850 and began a campaign to seize all of Scotland and assimilate the Picts, for which he was posthumously nicknamed An Ferbasach ("The Conqueror"). Forteviot became the capital of his kingdom, and he also fought the Britons of the Kingdom of Strathclyde and the invading Vikings from Scandinavia. Kenneth also relocated relics including the Stone of Scone from an abandoned abbey on Iona to his new domain.

Kenneth I is traditionally considered the founder of Scotland, which was then known as Alba, although like his immediate successors, he bore the title of King of the Picts.[1] One chronicle calls Kenneth the first Scottish lawgiver but there is no information about the laws he passed.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Kenneth MacAlpin, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2.   Burke's Peerage 99th Ed (GS #942 D22bup prefix p. 285-86).
  3.   Dict of Nat'l Biog (GS #920.042 D561n vol 30 p. 437-38).
  4.   A Vindication of Macbeth (GS #929.2706 Ma88c p. 14).
  5. Nancy L Kuehl, A Seale Anthology Second Edition
  6.   Kenneth MacAlpin, in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Cináed mac Ailpín (Kenneth I), in Baldwin, Stewart, and Todd Farmerie. The Henry Project (King Henry II ): Ancestors of King Henry II.