Constantine III of Scotland
Causantín became king of the death of Cináed mac Maíl Coluim, supposedly killed by Finnguala, daughter of Cuncar, Mormaer of Angus. John of Fordun, confusing him with Eógan II of Strathclyde, known as "the Bald", refers to Causantín the Bald. He reigned for eighteen months according to the Chronicle of the Kings of Alba.
The Annals of Tigernach report that he was killed in a battle between the Scots in 997. His death is placed by the Chronicle at Rathinveramond at the mouth of the Almond where it meets the River Tay near Perth. This appears to have been a royal centre, close to Scone and Forteviot, as Domnall mac Ailpín is said to have died there in 862. His killer is named as Cináed mac Maíl Coluim, probably in error for either Cináed mac Duib, who became king on Causantín's death, or perhaps for Máel Coluim mac Cináeda.
Causantín is not known to have any descendants and he was the last of the line of Áed mac Cináeda to have been king.
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Cináed mac Maíl Coluim
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Cináed mac Duib