John of Scotland

King John as depicted in the 1562 Forman Armorial, produced for Mary, Queen of Scots.
John Balliol and his wife.

John King of Scots (1248-1314) is usually known as John Balliol or, correctly, John de Balliol. He was born in 1248, probably at Barnard Castle, but is not entirely clear.

After the death of Margaret of Scotland in 1290, John Balliol was one of three major competiters for the throne. King Edward concluded that he was going to pick Balliol as king of Scotland at Scone, 30th November, 1292, St. Andrew's Day.

Edward I steadily undermined the authority of King John. He treated Balliol like a 'Puppet King' and the Scots were not happy. At the Battle of Dunbar King Edwards men slaughtered and wiped out the town of Berwick killing around 8000 people in the brutal killing.

He was stripped of his authority as king and was sent away to France by King Edward. He later died there.

Other Languages
العربية: جون من باليول
Bân-lâm-gú: John (So͘-kat-lân)
беларуская: Іаан I Баліял
català: Joan Balliol
čeština: Jan I. Skotský
Cymraeg: John Balliol
Deutsch: John Balliol
Ελληνικά: Τζων Μπάλλιολ
English: John Balliol
español: Juan de Balliol
français: Jean Balliol
한국어: 존 발리올
Bahasa Indonesia: John Balliol
Nederlands: John Balliol
polski: Jan Balliol
português: João da Escócia
संस्कृतम्: जाह्न बालियोल
српски / srpski: Џон Бејлиол
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: John Balliol
svenska: John Balliol
Türkçe: John Balliol
українська: Джон Баліол