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Kenneth MacAlpin
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17th century portrayal of Kenneth I
King of the Picts
Reign 843 – 13 February 858
Predecessor Drest X
Successor Donald I
King of Dál Riata (possibly)
Reign Unknown c. 834-858?
Predecessor Alpin II of Dál Riata
Successor None, title abolished
Born 810
Iona, Scotland
Died 13 February 858(858-02-13)
Cinnbelachoir, Scotland
Burial Iona
among possible others
  • Constantín, King of the Picts
  • Áed, King of the Picts
  • Máel Muire
Full name
Kenneth MacAlpin
Cináed mac Ailpín
House Alpin
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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