Drest VI

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Drest (Drest mac Domnal or Drest mac Dúngail; died 677) was king of the Picts from 663 until 672.

He succeeded his brother Gartnait IV on the latter's death in 662.[1] The Pictish Chronicle king lists give him a reign of six or seven years. He is presumed to have been the leader of the failed Pictish Revolt against Ecgfrith of Northumbria in 671.[2]

The Annals of Ulster and the Annals of Tigernach for 671 record that he was deposed as king, presumably by Bridei.[3] He died in 677.[4]

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  1. ^ Annals of Ulster U663.3
  2. ^ Colgrave pp. 41-43; Fraser p. 201
  3. ^ Annals of Ulster U672.6
  4. ^ Annals of Ulster U678.6

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Regnal titles
Preceded by
Gartnait IV
King of the Picts
663-672
Succeeded by
Bridei III