Giric

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Giric ruled Scotland between 878 and 889, ruling jointly with his distant cousin Eochaid.

He is supposed to have murdered King Aedh to get to the throne although as son of Aedh's uncle (and a former King), Donald I, he had an arguable claim, whilst Eochaid did not, being descended through the female line.

He and Eochaid did not, it would appear, get on well (despite managing a joint reign of 11 years), and in 889 Giric died, in battle, fighting a distant cousin Donald, son of King Constantine I, who then exiled Eochaid and took the throne as Donald II (although some accounts say that it was Giric who set Donald on to kill his co-ruler).

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Scottish kings

Giric / Eochaid

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Preceded by
Aedh
Reigned
878-889
Succeeded by
Donald II