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Alexander II ( Mediaeval Gaelic: Alaxandair mac Uilliam ; Modern Gaelic: Alasdair mac Uilleim ) ( 24 August 1198 – 6 July 1249 ) was King of Scots from
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Alexander and II
Soon after Hermias ' death, Aristotle was invited by Philip II of Macedon to become the tutor to his son Alexander in 343 BC.
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Alexander II was a king of Epirus, and the son of Pyrrhus and Lanassa, the daughter of the Sicilian tyrant Agathocles.
Only the death of Stephen, the great hospodar of Moldavia, enabled Poland still to hold her own on the Danube River ; while the liberality of Pope Julius II, who issued no fewer than 29 bulls in favor of Poland and granted Alexander Peter's Pence and other financial help, enabled him to restrain somewhat the arrogance of the Teutonic Order.
Alexander Alexandrovich Romanov was born on 10 March 1845 in Saint Petersburg, Russia, the second son of Emperor Alexander II of Russia and his wife Maria Alexandrovna ( Marie of Hesse ).
Alexander and Mediaeval
“ Accessus ad Alexandrum: the Prefatio to the Postilla in Iohannis Euangelium of Alexander of Hales ( 1186 ?- 1245 ).” Mediaeval Studies 52 ( 1990 ), 1-23.
Alexander and Gaelic
Alexander I ( c. 1078 – 23 April 1124 ), also called Alaxandair mac Maíl Coluim ( Modern Gaelic: Alasdair mac Mhaol Chaluim ) and nicknamed " The Fierce ", was King of the Scots from 1107 to his death.
A Gaelic poem laments: It's bad what Malcolm's son has done, dividing us from Alexander ; he causes, like each king's son before, the plunder of stable Alba.
Alexander III ( Medieval Gaelic: Alaxandair mac Alaxandair ; Modern Gaelic: Alasdair mac Alasdair ) ( 4 September 1241 – 19 March 1286 ) was King of Scots from 1249 to his death.
When Prince Alexander died on 28 January 1284, leaving only the king's granddaughter Margaret living out of his descendants, Alexander III summoned all thirteen Earls of Scotland, twenty-four barons and the heads of the three main Gaelic kindreds of the West, Alexander of Argyll, Aonghas Mór of Islay and Alan MacRuari of Garmoran.
The Duke of Argyll is also the chief of the Scottish clan of Campbell and in this capacity is known as " MacCailein Mòr ", which is Gaelic, for " The Great MacColin " referring to Cailean Mór ( Colin the Great ) of Lochawe ( Colin of Lochow ) who was killed in fighting with Alexander, Lord of Lorne in 1296.
James Alexander Stewart Stevenson ( invariably known as Stewart Stevenson ) ( Gaelic: Seamus Alasdair Stiùbhart MacSteafain ) ( born 1946 ) is a Scottish politician who became a Member of the Scottish Parliament in 2001.
Alexander, Son of the Reverend Alexander ) ( c. 1698 – 1770 ) was a Scottish poet, lexicographer, political writer and memoirist, respected as perhaps the finest Gaelic language poet of the 18th century.
His father, also named Alasdair, was known as Maighstir Alasdair (" Master Alexander ") which was then the way of referring to a clergyman in Scottish Gaelic.
Although christened after his paternal grandfather Alexander, he was called " Alister " ( Gaelic for Alexander ) from birth.
Colonel Alexander Ranaldson MacDonell of Glengarry ( 15 September 1773 – 1828 ), sometimes called by the Gaelic version of his name, Alastair or Alasdair, was clan chief of Clan MacDonell of Glengarry and was also the personality well known to Walter Scott, a haughty and flamboyant man whose character and behaviour gave Scott the model for the wild Highland clan chieftain Fergus Mac-Ivor in the pioneering historical novel Waverley of 1810.
* Iain Crichton Smith-An extensive exploration of his life, work, and legacy-Dissertation focusing on the Gaelic prose of Crichton Smith, by Alexander Shevellin
Gille Ruadh ( Gaelic: " Red Haired Lad ") was the Galwegian leader who led the revolt against King Alexander II of Scotland.
Alexander and Alaxandair
Alexander had at least one illegitimate child, Máel Coluim mac Alaxandair, who was later to be involved in a revolt against David I in the 1130s.
Another contender, imprisoned at Roxburgh since about 1130, was Máel Coluim mac Alaxandair, an illegitimate son of Alexander I. Máel Coluim's sons were free men in 1153.
King John had given or recognised Donnchadh's possession of this territory, and that of Donnchadh's nephew Alaxandair ( Alexander ), as a reward for his help ; similarly, John had given Donnchadh's cousins Ailean and Tómas, sons of Lochlann, a huge lordship equivalent to 140 knight's fees that included most of northern County Antrim and County Londonderry, the reward for use of their soldiers and galleys.
Two other sons, Ailean ( Alan ) and Alaxandair ( Alexander ), are attested subscribing to Donnchadh and Cailean's charters to North Berwick.
Alexander and mac
The presence of Scone two miles ( 3 km ) northeast, the main royal centre of the Kingdom of Alba from at least the reign of Kenneth I mac Ailpín ( 843 – 58 ), later the site of the major Augustinian abbey of the same name founded by Alexander I ( 1107 – 24 ), enhanced Perth's early importance.
Fleeing the Normans, Turgot became the teacher of Olaf Kyrre in Norway for a time before returning to be made prior of the Benedictine convent of Durham Cathedral, and he may have been the confessor of Margaret of Wessex, the second wife of Máel Coluim mac Donnchada, king of the Scots, and hence probably known to King Alexander I and Earl David ( later David I ) since childhood.
Alexander Stewart, Earl of Buchan, Alasdair Mór mac an Rígh, and called the Wolf of Badenoch ( 1343 – 20 June 1405 ), was the third surviving son of King Robert II of Scotland and youngest by his first wife, Elizabeth Mure of Rowallan.