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Encyclopedia > Fergus I of Dalriada

Fergus I (Scottish Gaelic: Fergus Mòr Mac Earca) was king of Scottish Dál Riata from about 500 until 501. He is sometimes referred to as the Father of Scotland, and was sometimes traditionally considered to be the first King of Scots, a role usually allocated to the much later Kenneth MacAlpin. Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig) is a member of the Goidelic branch of Celtic languages. ... Motto: Nemo me impune lacessit (English: No one provokes me with impunity) Scotlands location within Europe Scotlands location within the United Kingdom Languages English, Gaelic, Scots Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow First Minister Jack McConnell Area - Total - % water Ranked 2nd UK 78,782 km² 1. ... Dalriada or Dál Riata was the kingdom of the Scotti, who spread from the Kingdom of Oriel to Argyll and eventually gave their name to Scotland. ... Events Possible date for the Battle of Mons Badonicus: Romano-British and Celts defeat an Anglo-Saxon army that may have been led by the bretwalda Aelle of Sussex (approximate date; suggested dates range from 490 to 510) Note: This battle may have influenced the legend of King Arthur. ... Events Qi He Di succeeds Qo Dong Hun Hou as ruler of the Chinese Qi Dynasty Pope Symmachus is accused of various crimes, but claims that the secular rulers have no authority over him. ... Kenneth I the Hardy (ca. ...

Much of his reign is controversial due to the sources available. The Annals of the Four Masters state he was the son of Muredach son of Owen son of Niall of the Nine Hostages, High King of Ireland. However his name implies he was son of Erc, king of Dál Riata, who could be the same person as Muredach. His brother was Muircheartach, High King of Ireland from 504 until 527. Signature page from the Annals of the Four Masters Entry for A.D. 432 The Annals of the Four Masters or the Annals of the Kingdom of Ireland by the Four Masters are a chronicle of medieval Irish history. ... Eogan, son of Niall Noígiallach, was an Irish king founded the kingdom of Tír Eógan (modern County Tyrone) in the 5th century. ... Niall of the Nine Hostages (Irish: Niall Noigíallach) was a High King of Ireland who was active early-to-mid 5th century, dying - according to the latest estimates - around 450/455. ... Although the traditional list of those bearing the title High King of Ireland (Irish: Ard Rí Éirinn) goes back thousands of years, into the second millennium BC, most scholars believe that the earlier parts of the list, at least, are largely mythical. ... Erc was king of Irish Dál Riada until 474. ... The following is a List of the Kings of Dál Riata. ... Although the traditional list of those bearing the title High King of Ireland (Irish: Ard Rí Éirinn) goes back thousands of years, into the second millennium BC, most scholars believe that the earlier parts of the list, at least, are largely mythical. ... Events Theodoric the Great defeats the Gepids. ... This article is about the year. ...

He was responsible for an invasion of Scotland to aide his maternal grandfather, Loarn, king of Dál Riata, who was being oppressed by the Picts. Fergus and his five brothers: Ferdus, Loarn, Loarn, Aeneas, and Aeneas, defeated the Picts in 498 and secured the independence of Dál Riata. The king died soon after and Fergus, being of royal blood on at least his mother's side, was elected king by the Milesians. One legend states that Fergus brought the Stone of Destiny from Ireland where Saint Columba would establish Scone. Most Dál Riatan and Scottish kings have been crowned, seated on that stone until Edward I of England captured it in the 12th century. Loarn (or Lorn) was king of Irish Dál Riada from about 474 until 500. ... The Pictish Strathpeffer eagle stone, Highland, Scotland. ... Events November 22 - After the death of Anastasius II, Symmachus is elected pope in the Lateran Palace, while Laurentius is elected pope in Santa Maria Maggiore. ... In Irish mythology the Milesians or Sons of Míl Espáine were the final inhabitants of Ireland, representing the Goidelic Celts. ... Two different historical stones are each known as the Stone of Destiny. ... A separate article is titled Columba (constellation). ... Scone is a large village, a mile north of Perth, Scotland. ... Edward I (June 17, 1239–July 7, 1307), popularly known as Longshanks because of his 6 foot 2 inch frame and the Hammer of the Scots (his tombstone, in Latin, read, Hic est Edwardvs Primus Scottorum Malleus, Here lies Edward I, Hammer of the Scots), achieved fame as the monarch... (11th century - 12th century - 13th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 12th century was that century which lasted from 1101 to 1200. ...

Fergus is the paternal ancestor of Clan Fergusson (the oldest clan still in existence, as attested by the Tract on the Men of Albyn), the House of Alpin and the Scottish royal family. He is, therefore, also an ancestor of the British Royal family through Matilda of Scotland and the House of Stuart. He only reigned a short while then was succeeded by his son Domangart. The name Fergusson (or Ferguson) and its history spreads from Antrim in northeastern Ireland to the shores of Dalriada under Fergus mor MacErc, into the Highlands and to Dunkeld. ... The House of Alpin is a dynasty of Scottish kings that ruled Scotland from 843 to 1058. ... Members of the Royal Family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after the Trooping the Colour ceremony The British Royal Family is a group of people closely related to the British monarch. ... Edith of Scotland, (c. ... The Coat of Arms of King James I, the first British monarch of the House of Stuart. ... Domangart I of Dalriada, also known as Domangart mac Fergus. ...

Representation as the first king of Scotland

Preceded by:
King of Dál Riata
Succeeded by:
Domangart I

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Fergus, the youngest son, was not given a part of the inheritance.
Fergus established himself as king over this area which came to be known as the Second Dalriada.
As early as the 6th century Dalriada was divided among three tribes: the Cineal Gabran (son of Fergus), the Cineal Loth and the Cineal Angus.
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