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  1. Robert II (2 March 1316 – 19 April 1390) was King of Scots from 1371 to his death in 1390. The son of Walter Stewart, 6th High Steward of Scotland, and Marjorie, daughter of King Robert the Bruce, he was the first monarch of the House of Stewart. Upon the death of his uncle David II, Robert succeeded to the throne.

  2. Robert II (born March 2, 1316—died April 19, 1390, Dundonald, Ayrshire, Scot.) was the king of Scots from 1371, first of the Stewart (Stuart) sovereigns in Scotland. Heir presumptive for more than 50 years, he had little effect on Scottish political and military affairs when he finally acceded to the throne.

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  3. Jan 8, 2021 · Robert II of Scotland ruled as king from 1371 to 1390. Born Robert Stewart, he succeeded the heirless David II of Scotland (r. 1329-1371) and so founded the royal house of Stewart. Dividing Scottish estates between his many offspring, Robert redrew the political map of his kingdom and effectively replaced half of the nobility with his family ...

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  4. May 16, 2024 · Robert II (March 2, 1316 - April 19, 1390), king of Scots, called "the Steward", a title that gave the name to the House of Stewart (or Stuart). He ruled from 1371 until his death. Robert was the sole son of Walter Stewart, 6th High Steward of Scotland (d. 1326) and Marjorie Bruce, daughter of King Robert I of Scotland and his first wife ...

    • March 02, 1316
    • Scone Abbey, Scone, Perthshire, Scotland
    • Dundonald, Kyle, Ayrshire, Scotland
  5. Robert II or Robert Stewart lived from 2 March 1316 to 19 April 1390 and was King of Scotland from 22 February 1371 to 19 April 1390. He was the son of Robert I's daughter Marjorie and her husband Walter Stewart, 6th High Steward of Scotland. The wider picture in Scotland at the time is set out in our Historical Timeline.

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  7. Robert II (2 March 1316 - 19 April 1390) was King of Scotland from 1371 through 1390. He was the first king of the House of Stewart. He is known as Robert the Steward and succeeded the popular David II to the throne.

  8. Made High Steward of Scotland at just 10 years old after the death of his father, Walter, Robert wasn’t made king until he was 54, when David II died aged 46. In the end his was a nominal kingship. His sons took the reigns while his daughters were strategically married off to powerful families; Isabella to a Douglas and Margaret to the Lord ...

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