King Alexander I Family Tree 1074-1124

 King Alexander I Family Tree

 

King Alexander I Family Tree showing:
parents
siblings
partner

 

Short Biography

King Alexander I was born around 1078 (exact date not known) the son of King Malcolm III of Scotland and Margaret, sister of Edgar Aetheling.

When King Malcolm III, died in 1093, his brother took the throne as King Donald III over Malcolm’s sons. He ruled from 13th November 1093 to May 1094 when he was overthrown by Malcolm’s son Duncan.

King Duncan II ruled for six months before he was killed at the Battle of Monthechin on 12th November 1094 by his uncle Donald .

Donald III returned to the throne and ruled jointly with his nephew Edmund, son of Malcolm III, brother of Duncan. In 1097 Edgar, third son of Malcolm III deposed Donald and Edmund. He had Donald blinded and Edmund fled to England where he became a monk.

Edgar ruled Scotland from October 1097 until his death on January 8th 1107. Alexander then succeeded as King Alexander I. His younger brother, David ruled the southern regions of Cumbria, Strathclyde and Lothian. He attempted to reform and gain greater power over the Scottish church but was not fully successful.

Alexander’s sister Edith had married King Henry I of England creating a tie between the two nations. Shortly after becoming King, Alexander married Henry I’s illegitimate daughter, Sybilla of Normandy. He also supported Henry in campaigns against the Welsh.

King Alexander I died in April 1124 (exact date not known). He had no children so was succeeded by his younger brother David.

 

First published 2017; updated and republished Oct 3 2022 @ 11:24 am – Updated – Oct 3, 2022 @ 11:26 am

Harvard Reference for Alexander I Family Tree:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2017 – 2022). King Alexander I Family Tree 1074 – 1124. Available: https://www.treesofblue.com/alexander-i-of-scotland-1074-1124. Last accessed December 31st, 2022