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Robert Stewart, 1st Duke of Albany
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Name Robert Stewart, 1st Duke of Albany
Gender Male
Birth? abt 1340 Dundonald, Ayrshire, Scotland
Marriage 9 Sep 1361 Kyle, Ayrshire, ScotlandDispensation
to Margaret Graham, Countess of Menteith
Marriage 04 May 1380 to Muriella Keith, [Duchess of Albany]
Death[1] 3 Sep 1420 Stirling, Stirlingshire, ScotlandStirling Castle
Reference Number? Q665161?
Burial[1] Dunfermline, Fife, ScotlandDunfermline Abbey

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Robert Stewart, Duke of Albany (c. 1340 – 3 September 1420), a member of the Scottish royal house, served as Regent (at least partially) to three different Scottish monarchs (Robert II, Robert III, and James I). He also held the titles of Earl of Menteith (28 February 1361), Earl of Fife (1361; resigned in 1372), Earl of Buchan (1394; resigned in 1406) and Earl of Atholl (1403, for the duration of Robert III's life only), in addition to his 1398 creation as Duke of Albany. A ruthless politician, Albany was widely regarded as having caused the murder of his nephew, the Duke of Rothesay, and brother to the future King James I of Scotland. James was held in captivity in England for eighteen years, during which time Albany served as Regent in Scotland, king in all but name. He died in 1420 and was succeeded by his son, Murdoch Stewart, Duke of Albany, who would be executed for treason when James returned to Scotland in 1425, almost causing the complete ruin of the Albany Stewarts.

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