Macbeth of Scotland

Macbeth (Mac Bethad mac Findlaích in Gaelic) was King of Scotland from 1040-1057.[1] William Shakespeare wrote a famous play about him called Macbeth. In the play, Macbeth is an evil king who murders his cousin so he can become king.[2] In real life, Macbeth was more peaceful than this, though he did kill King Duncan I of Scotland.[3]

Macbeth or MacBeth
King of Scots
Macbeth, king of Scots.jpg
ReignAugust 17th 1040 - August 17th 1057
PredecessorDuncan I, king of Scots[3]
SuccessorLulach, king of Scots[1]
Bornc. 1005
DiedAugust 15th or 17th 1057
IssueFerchar Og, prince of Scots (possibly)
Lulach (stepson)
FatherFinlay MacRoray
MotherDonalda, daughter of Malcolm II

Birth

Macbeth was probably born around 1005 in Morayshire, Scotland.[1] His name in Gaelic was "Mac Bethad mac Findlaích" (in modern Gaelic, it is MacBheatha mac Fhionnlaigh).[4] His father was Findláech mac Ruaidrí, Mormaer of Moray.[1] When Macbeth was born, he became Mormaer of Moray. Macbeth's mother, Donada, may have been Malcolm II's second daughter.[1]

Other Languages
تۆرکجه: مک بث
беларуская: Макбет
čeština: Macbeth I.
Esperanto: Macbeth
فارسی: مک بث
हिन्दी: माकबेथ
Bahasa Indonesia: Macbeth, Raja Skotlandia
қазақша: Макбет
Latina: Macbethus
русский: Макбет
संस्कृतम्: माकबेथ
српски / srpski: Магбет од Шкотске
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Macbeth od Škotske