Aedan Mac Gabran, King Of Dal Riata

Male 532 - 606  (74 years)

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  • Name Aedan Mac Gabran, King Of Dal Riata  [1, 2
    Born 532  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 606  [1, 2
    • Aedan succeeded to the kingship upon his cousin Conall's death in 574. There is an entertaining story in Adomnan's "Life of Columb"a which relates how Columba would have preferred to support Eoganan as king. According to the life, an angel commanded Columba three times to support Aedan, and Columba did not relent until the angel struck him with a scourge. In 575 Aedan attended the Convention of Druim Cett in Ireland, which apparently convened to decide the political relationship between Dal Riata and the kings of the Northern Ui Neill in Ireland, whose power was growing. In 581 he led an expedition to the Orkney islands, and he won a victory at the Isle of Man in the following year. In 590, he won a battle against the Maetae, his British neighbours, but lost two of his sons in the battle. In 596, in the first battle between Scots and English, two more of his sons were slain. In 600, he lead an army against the English of Northumbria, but was decisively defeated at Degsastan. He was victorious in a battle against the Picts sometime between 596 and 606. He died, at the age of seventy-four according to the annals, in 606, and was succeeded by his son Eochaid Buid. The "Senchus" notes that he fathered seven sons, but other sources tell of two others, Artur and Domangart.
    Person ID I2280  Bosdet Genealogy
    Last Modified 16 May 2013 

    Father Gabran The Treacherous Mac Domangart, King Of Dal Riata,   d. 558 
    Relationship Natural 
    Family ID F1578  Group Sheet

     1. Eochaid Buid Mac Aedan, King Of Dal Riata,   d. 629
    Family ID F1576  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
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    2. [S171] The Genealogy of the Early Medieval Scottish Kings, Michael R. Davidson, (Date: 1995;),