|King of Scots
15 August 1057 - 17 March 1057-8
Lulach mac Gille Coemgáin (Lulach Tairbith (the Unfortunate) or Lulach Fatuus the Foolish) was a king the king of Scots and Mormaer of Moray. 
On the death of his stepfather, MacBeth, in 1057, his King's followers placed Lulach on the throne, despite strong resistance from the alliance formed by Malcolm Canmore to overthrow Macbeth.  In reality, Lulach was King only in the north, essentially in the old Pictish territories and of the far north, including Caithness. Malcolm Canmore and his faction assumed the kingship in the south. Lulach faction had sufficient influence and he is recorded as the first coronation of a King of Scotland for which recorded details survive. He was crowned on the ancient Coronation Stone at Scone Abbey on 15th August, 1057. Known as Lulach 'the Simple' or 'the Fool', there is evidence to believe that Lulach was incapable.
His reign was short and he was killed at the battle of Essie in Strathbogie 17 Mar 1058, and is buried on the Isle of Iona. The Annals of Ulster record that "Lulach son of Gilla Comgain, over-king of Scotland was killed in battle by Mael Coluim son of Donnchad" in 1058.
The name of his wife is not provided in Medlands but noticed as possibly Finnghuala, said to be a daughter of Sinill, Mormaer of Angus. No dates are recorded.
They are known to have had two children:
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