Aed King of Scots 1833
- Born: Cir 840 1823
- Marriage: Unknown
- Died: 878, Strathallan, Perth and Kinross about age 38 1823
Cause of his death was Killed by Giric of Scotland, also known as Gregory the Great.1823
Other names for Aed were Aedh 1823 and Aodh.1823
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
1. Acceded: King of Scots, 877–878. 1823