Categories: House of Alpin.
|King of the Picts
13 April 862 - 877
||Constantine MacAlpin is a member of House of Alpin.|
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Causantín or Constantín mac Cináeda (in Modern Gaelic, Còiseam mac Choinnich), the son of Kenneth MacAlpin, was a king of the Picts. He reigned from 863 until his death in 877. He is often known as Constantine I, in reference to his place in modern lists of kings of Scots, though contemporary sources described Causantín only as a Pictish king. A son of Cináed mac Ailpín ("Kenneth MacAlpin"), he succeeded his uncle Domnall mac Ailpín as Pictish king following the latter's death on 13 April 862. It is likely that Causantín's (Constantine I) reign witnessed increased activity by Vikings, based in Ireland, in Northumbria and in northern Britain. He died fighting one such invasion.
Constantine was a warrior king of grand ability and, during his long reign, he relentlessly opposed the savage Norsemen that came again and again to his lands. The Annals of Ulster say he killed the Viking leader Olaf who had made himself king in Dublin and thought to take Pictland from Constantine. The Annals say that Constantine caused the death of Artgal, king in Strathclyde and married his sister to Artgal's son, Run.
The 10th century Pictish Chronicle Cronica de Origine Antiquorum Pictorum records that "Constantinus filius Cinadi" ruled for 16 years. He succeeded his uncle as Constantine I King of Scotland.
Constantine was killed in battle, against the Vikings, at Inverdorat (Angus) (called the Black Cove), in 876. He was buried alongside his father at Iona. His only son Donald succeeded him
The name of his wife is not provided in Medlands. They had one son:
This person was created through the import of DR fam 9.ged on 14 September 2010.
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