Alpin II mac Eochaid King of Dl Riada
(Abt 0790-0841)
Kenneth I MacAlpin King of Scotland
(Cir 0810-0858)
Aed King of Scots
(Cir 0840-0878)


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Aed King of Scots 1833

  • Born: Cir 840 1823
  • Marriage: Unknown
  • Died: 878, Strathallan, Perth and Kinross about age 38 1823

bullet   Cause of his death was Killed by Giric of Scotland, also known as Gregory the Great.1823

bullet   Other names for Aed were Aedh 1823 and Aodh.1823


bullet  General Notes:

Aed (c. 840 - 878), sometimes spelt Aedh or Aodh, became King of Scots in 877 when he succeeded his brother Constantine I of Scotland.

He was killed shortly after taking the throne by Giric of Scotland, also known as Gregory the Great, who had conspired with Aedh's nephew, Eochaid of Scotland.

Not much is known of Aedh, or even if he was actually the one named by Constantine to hold the throne. Both Giric and Eochaid ruled jointly following Aedh's death.

Aedh did marry at some point in his life, but the details, including the date and place of the marriage, and the name of his wife are not known. One son, Constantine II of Scotland, ruled later (900-942/43), while another son, Donald mac Aed, became King of Strathclyde in 908.

Aedh died violently in 878 at Strathallan, Perth and Kinross. He may have been buried at Maiden Stone in Aberdeenshire. He was succeeded under the Scottish tanistry system by his nephew, Eochaid. 1823


bullet  Life Events:

1. Acceded: King of Scots, 877878. 1823


Aed married.

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