James V of Scotland

James V (10 April 1512 – 14 December 1542) was King of Scotland from 9 September 1513 until his death in 1542, which followed the Scottish defeat at the Battle of Solway Moss. His only surviving legitimate child, Mary, Queen of Scots, succeeded him when she was just six days old.

James V
Portrait of James aged around 25, by Corneille de Lyon
King of Scotland
Reign9 September 1513 – 14 December 1542
Coronation21 September 1513
PredecessorJames IV
SuccessorMary
Born10 April 1512
Linlithgow Palace, Linlithgow, Scotland
Died14 December 1542(1542-12-14) (aged 30)
Falkland Palace, Fife, Scotland
BurialJanuary 1543
Spouse
(m. 1537; died 1537)

(m. 1538)
Issue
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HouseStewart
FatherJames IV of Scotland
MotherMargaret of England
ReligionRoman Catholic