Macbeth, King of Scotland from 1040-59, son of Finnleach, slew his predecessor Duncan near Elgin, and apparently usurped the throne, having been Lord of Moray. His wife's name was Gruoch. In 1054 Duncan's sons (who had taken refuge with their uncle Siward, Earl of Northumberland) invaded Scotland, and fought an indecisive battle at Dunsinnane; but three years afterwards Macbeth fell at Lumphanan, in Aberdeenshire, and, in spite of the efforts of his stepson, was succeeded by Malcolm, son of Duncan. Macbeth is said to have visited Rome. Shakespeare's version of his history is mostly fanciful.