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A name borne by several figures in early Irish and Scottish Gaelic chronicle, of whom the best-known is certainly Cináed mac Alpín of Dál Riada. According to chronicle, Cináed mac Alpín was the first king of Scotland, ruling from 844 until his death in 858. Cináed united the Scoto-Irish invaders in Argyll (since 1974, Strathclyde), from his father's family, with the native Picts, from his mother's family. His name is often anglicized Kenneth MacAlpin, and he is sometimes rather grandly called Kenneth I.

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