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Godred Crovan [Guðrøðr, Gofraid Méránach] (d. 1095), king of Man and the Isles, who may be equated with the King Gorree, or Orry, of Manx tradition, was the founder of a dynasty that ruled there for nearly two centuries. His sobriquet, Crovan, may be Gaelic ...

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MacDougall, Ewen, lord of Argyll (d. in or after 1268), king in the Hebrides, was the son of Duncan of Argyll, king in the Hebrides, and grandson of Dugald, also king in the Hebrides. Dugald, who is the eponym of the clan MacDougall...

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Olaf [Olaf the Black, Olaf Godredsson] (1173/4–1237), king of Man and the Isles, was the son of Godred Olafsson [see under Godred Crovan], king of Man and the Isles (d. 1187) and Fingola, daughter of Mac Lochlainn and granddaughter of ...

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Ragnvald [Rögnvaldr, Reginald, Ragnall] (d. 1229), king of Man and the Isles, was the oldest but illegitimate son of Godred, son of Óláf [see under Godred Crovan]. Although his father had wished to be succeeded by his legitimate son Óláf, in 1187 the Manxmen brought ...

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Somerled (d. 1164), king of the Hebrides and regulus of Argyll and Kintyre, was the son of Gille-Brigde, son of Gille-Adomnain. His own name, later Gaelicized as Somhairle, is Scandinavian—appropriately meaning ‘summer warrior’—and his father's and grandfather's names are Gaelic, indicative of the hybrid Gaelic–Norse culture of the ...