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Giric of Scotland

Giric of Scotland was king of Scotland from 878 to 889. He ruled jointly with his second cousin Eochaid.

Little is known of this reign; Eochaid may have been a minor and Giric his guardian; or Giric may have been a usurper. Both appear in the lists of kings for the period. He claimed joint rulership with his cousin Eochaid by murdering his first cousin, Aed. Eochaid would otherwise not have become king, because he was descended from the royal line via a woman as per the traditions of the Picts but not Scots.

Little personal or governmental information is known of Giric, except that he himself was killed in battle at Dundurn in Perthshire by his distant cousin, Donald, nephew of Aed and Giric's successor.

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List of British monarchs
Succeeded by:
Donald II