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 (mək-bĕth′) Died 1057.
King of Scotland (1040-1057) who ascended the throne after killing King Duncan (died 1040) in battle. Legends of his rise to power and reign are the basis of Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth.

Macbeth

(məkˈbɛθ; mæk-)
n
(Biography) died 1057, king of Scotland (1040–57): succeeded Duncan, whom he killed in battle; defeated and killed by Duncan's son Malcolm III

Mac•beth

(məkˈbɛθ, mæk-)

n.
died 1057, king of Scotland 1040–57: subject of a tragedy by Shakespeare.
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