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James II, King of Scots

Male 1430 - 1460  (29 years)


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  • Name James II  
    Suffix King of Scots 
    Born 16 Oct 1430  Holyrood, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Aug 1460  Roxburgh Castle, Borders, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Holyrood, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I20896  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 21 Dec 2018 

    Father James I, King of Scots,   b. 1394, Dumferline, Fife, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1437, Perth, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Mother Joan Beaufort,   d. 15 Jul 1445, Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 12 Feb 1424  Southwark, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F12448  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary of Guelders,   b. 17 Jan 1433, Grave, Brabant, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1463, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years) 
    Married 3 Jul 1449  Holyrood, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. James III, King of Scots,   b. 26 May 1452, Castle of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1488, Sauchieburn, near Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)
    Last Modified 21 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F12443  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Killed at the siege of Roxburgh Castle when one of the large cannons he had imported from Flanders, nicknamed "The Lion," exploded next to him.

      "[V]igorous and successful in his personal reign, popular with the people but not with the great nobles, suppressed the Black Douglas." [The Ancestry of Charles II, King of England (citation details below).]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1480] The Ancestry of Charles II, King of England: A Medieval Heritage by Charles M. Hansen and Neil D. Thompson. Saline, Michigan: McNaughton and Gunn, 2012.