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Macbeth was a Scottish king who ruled from 1040 to 1057 AD. He is best known today as the tragic hero of William Shakespeare's play, "Macbeth."

Macbeth was born in Scotland in the 11th century, the son of Findlaech, Mormaer (or regional ruler) of Moray. He was a powerful nobleman who had fought in battles for King Duncan I. In 1040, Macbeth killed King Duncan I in battle and became king of Scotland.

Macbeth was known as a strong and effective ruler, and during his reign, he maintained peace and order in Scotland. He was also known for his military prowess and led successful campaigns against the Norse invaders in the north of Scotland.

However, Macbeth's reign was not without controversy. He faced opposition from some Scottish nobles who believed he had no legitimate claim to the throne. Additionally, Macbeth was said to have murdered his cousin, King Duncan I, to gain power.

In 1054, Macbeth faced an invasion from the forces of King Edward the Confessor of England, who sought to put Malcolm Canmore, the son of Duncan I, on the Scottish throne. Macbeth was able to repel the invasion, but he was eventually defeated by Malcolm Canmore in 1057 and killed in battle.

Despite his reputation as a strong and effective ruler, Macbeth is best known today as the tragic hero of Shakespeare's play, which portrays him as a power-hungry and ruthless king who becomes increasingly paranoid and eventually meets a tragic end. The play has had a lasting impact on popular culture and is considered one of Shakespeare's greatest works.