Macbeth I of Scotland

 - King of Scotland -

( died 1057 )

* List of the stories and he appears in :
- D 91308 : "The Last of the Clan McDuck" (Lo$#1), from 1992, by Don Rosa.


* His biography :
    Macbeth succeeded his father as governor of the province of Moray c.1031 and was a military commander for Duncan I. In 1040 he killed Duncan in battle and seized the throne. Possibly of royal descent himself (probably a grandson of King Kenneth II), he acquired a direct claim to the throne through his wife, Gruoch; she was a granddaughter of Kenneth III, who had been overthrown by Duncan's ancestor Malcolm II. Macbeth represented northern elements in the population who were opposed to the ties with the Saxons advocated by Duncan.
   Macbeth was defeated in 1054 by Siward , earl of Northumbria, who regained the southern part of Scotland on behalf of Malcolm Canmore, Duncan's son. Malcolm himself regained the rest of the kingdom after defeating and killing Macbeth in the battle of Lumphanan and succeeded to the throne as Malcolm III .
   His life was the basis of William Shakespeare's Macbeth.

* His place in the Barks/Rosa stories universe :
    He makes a short appearance in "The Last of the Clan McDuck", when Fergus McDuck explains his son Scrooge the history of his ancestors. He tells him that Sir Quackly McDuck has been given a treasure chest by Macbeth, in 1057, because he protected him. Quackly became mad and the only thing he was preoccupied in was protecting his treasure, and so he accidentally sealed himself into a wall with the chest, while Mcbeth is seen catched by the ennemy...

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