Meaning of ROBERT in English


orig. John Stewart, earl of Carrick

born 0441; 1337

died April 4, 1406, Rothesay, Bute, Scot.

King of Scotland (1390–1406).

After having ruled in the name of his father, Robert II , from 1384 to 1388, he assumed the throne in his own right on his father's death. Physically disabled by a kick from a horse in 1388, he was never the real ruler of Scotland. His brother Robert, earl of Fife, later duke of Albany, governed during Robert II's last years and continued to govern throughout Robert III's reign, except for three years when Robert III's eldest son, David, duke of Rothesay, took his place. Robert III's other son became James I .

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