King Duncan I of Scotland, 'the Gracious'

King Duncan I of Scotland, 'the Gracious'

Male Abt 1001 - 1040  (~ 39 years)    Has more than 250 ancestors and more than 250 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Duncan I of Scotland 
    Prefix King 
    Suffix 'the Gracious' 
    Relationshipwith Adam
    Born Abt 1001  Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Aug 1040  Bothganowan, Elgin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I14394  Geneagraphie | Voorouders HW
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2010 

    Father Crinan "the Thane" Mormaer of Atholl,   b. 975, Atholl, Perth, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1045, Dunkeld, Perth Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Bethoc,   b. 984, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1008 
    Siblings 3 siblings 
    Family ID F5061  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Aelflaed FitzSiward,   b. 1009,   d. 1040  (Age 31 years) 
    Married 1030 
    Children 
     1. Duncan Mormaer of Moray,   b. Abt 1035,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Margaret of Scotland,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. NN of Scotland,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. King Malcolm III of Scotland, 'Canmore',   b. Abt 1031, Scone Abbey, Atholl, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1093, Alnwick Castle, Northumbria Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years)
     5. King Donald III of Scotland,   b. 1033,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Earl Maelmir of Athol,   b. 1035, Atholl, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2010 
    Family ID F5060  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • reigned 1034-1040,
      Duncan might have been largely forgotten by history if it were not for Shakespeare. Shakespeare told the story of Duncan
      and his rival, Macbeth, in his tragedy, Macbeth.
      Duncan 33 was one of the more successful kings of Scotland -- he is credited with the consolidation and unifying Scotland to near it's present borders.
      He was murdered by his cousin, Macbeth, in the year 1040. He had two sons, one of which
      was Malcolm.

      Shakespeare's play, Macbeth, opens as Duncan, King of Scots, learns of the bravery and success of his general, Macbeth, in defeating the invading Norwegians. Duncan decides to reward Macbeth with a rich lordship and proposes a great feast be held at Macbeth's cast le so that all can honor Ma-beth and celebrate his new lordship.
      Meanwhile, Macbeth happens upon three witches who predict great riches for him, and tell him that some day he will be king, but that he will sire no king.
      In the play Duncan is portrayed as a benevolent and kindly king , the embodiment of everything good ; while Macbeth is weakwilled and totally under the influence of his evil and conniving wife. Lady Macbeth urges Macbeth to kill Duncan at the feast in order to steal the crown of Scotland.
      Macbet his reluctant , but nevertheless bends to her wi hes.
      The wicked wit ches appear repeatedly throughout the play, usually in the background , silently guiding the hands and actions of the weak and unethical, always plotting the total destruction of all about them . The moral of the story is that weak persons are easily influenced and guided by the forces of evil, and that they will eventually be destroyed.
      Macbeth kills Duncan and his guard s . Duncan's sons, Malcolm and Donaldbain, flee to England , fearing for their lives. Macbeth becomes king. Out of fear of his crown, Macbeth murders his best friend and others, too - men, women, children - because of threats, real or imagined, always urged to these actions by his wife, Lady Macbeth. Lady Macbeth eventually dies, simply burdened down by the huge weight of her sins.
      Years later, Malcolm , Duncan 's eldest son, aided by the English king, returns to Scotland with an army to reclaim
      the crown. There is a battle which ends, as does the play, with Macbeth's bloodied and severed head being held high
      aloft for all to see.
    • (Medical):by MacBeth


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