17th century portrayal of Kenneth I
|King of the Picts|
|Reign||843 – 13 February 858|
|King of Dál Riata (possibly)|
|Reign||Unknown c. 834-858?|
|Predecessor||Alpin II of Dál Riata|
|Successor||None, title abolished|
|Died||13 February 858
among possible others
|Father||Alpín mac Echdach|
Kenneth MacAlpin (810 – 13 February 858), known in most modern regnal lists as Kenneth I, was a king of the Picts who, according to national myth, was the first king of Scots. He was thus later known by the posthumous nickname of An Ferbasach, "The Conqueror". He became the apex and eponym of a dynasty—sometimes called Clann Chináeda—that ruled Scotland from the ninth- to the early eleventh-century.
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