Donald I King Of Alba
(Abt 0812-0862)


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Donald I King Of Alba

  • Born: Abt 812, Scotland
  • Marriage: Unknown
  • Died: 862, Scotland about age 50

  General Notes:

Alba was the united kingdom of Picts and Scots.
Donald I was the brother and successor of Kenneth I MacAlpin. Donald
established an ancient corpus of laws and rights (known as the laws of
Aed, or Aedh) that apparently included the custom of tanistry.
According to this custom, the successor of a king was elected during
his lifetime from the eldest and worthiest of his kin, often a
collateral (brother or cousin) in preference to a descendant (son).
The next king, Donald's nephew Constantine I, succeeded in accordance
with this custom.

Donald I married.

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