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Definition of DAVID I
ca 1082–1153 king of Scotland (1124–53)
biographical name(Concise Encyclopedia)
(born c. 1082died May 24, 1153, Carlisle, Cumberland, Eng.) King of the Scots (1124–53). The youngest of six sons of Malcolm III Canmore, he became king of Scotland on the death of his brother Alexander I. He created a rudimentary central administration, issued the first Scottish royal coinage, and admitted into Scotland an influential Norman aristocracy. David also reorganized Scottish Christianity to conform with European and English usages and founded many religious communities. He had obtained lands in central England through his marriage to the daughter of an English earl in 1113, and he won title to Northumberland from the future Henry II in 1149.