Finnat Már

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Finnat Már ("the great", later spellings Innatmar, Ionnadmhar) son of Nia Segamain, was, according to medieval Irish legend and historical tradition, a High King of Ireland. He succeeded to the throne after the death of Rudraige mac Sithrigi of plague, but after a reign of one, three or nine years he was killed by Rudraige's son Bresal Bó-Díbad. The Lebor Gabála Érenn synchronises his reign with that of Ptolemy X Alexander I (110–88 BC) in Egypt.[1] The chronology of Geoffrey Keating's Foras Feasa ar Éirinn dates his reign to 154–151 BC,[2] that of the Annals of the Four Masters to 219–210 BC.[3]

Preceded by
Rudraige mac Sithrigi
High King of Ireland
LGE 2nd–1st century BC
FFE 154–151 BC
AFM 219–210 BC
Succeeded by
Bresal Bó-Díbad

References[edit]

  1. ^ R. A. Stewart Macalister (ed. & trans.), Lebor Gabála Érenn: The Book of the Taking of Ireland Part V, Irish Texts Society, 1956, p. 291-295
  2. ^ Geoffrey Keating, Foras Feasa ar Éirinn 1.30
  3. ^ Annals of the Four Masters M4981-4990