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}}'''Donald Bane''' ('''''Donald Ban''''' in the original French) was a male [[Anthropomorphic Duck|anthropomorphic duck]].
 
}}'''Donald Bane''' ('''''Donald Ban''''' in the original French) was a male [[Anthropomorphic Duck|anthropomorphic duck]].
 
==Description==
 
==Description==
The son of the King of [[Scotland]] [[Duncan I]], this Donald (a namesake and possible ancestor of the modern-day [[Donald Duck]]) stayed quiet for most of his life only to take over [[Scotland]] in his old age, hence the nickname of "Donald Bane", which meant "Donald the White" in Gaelic and referred to his distinctive white hair.
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The son of the King of [[Scotland]], [[Duncan I]], this Donald (a namesake and possible ancestor of the modern-day [[Donald Duck]]) stayed quiet for most of his life only to take over [[Scotland]] in his old age, hence the nickname of "Donald Bane", which meant "Donald the White" in Gaelic and referred to his distinctive white hair.
   
Donald Bane took the crown by having his nephew [[Duncan II]] assassinated; his ill-acquired reign did not last long, as Duncan's brother [[Edgar (King of Scotland)|Edgar]], with the help of the English, soon deposed him and took the crown for himself. Not showing himself a particularly merciful monarch, Edgar had his treacherous uncle blinded and imprisoned for life.
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Donald Bane took the crown by having his nephew [[Duncan II]] assassinated; his ill-acquired reign did not last long, as Duncan's brother [[Edgar (King of Scotland)|Edgar]], with the help of the English, soon deposed him and took the crown for himself. Not showing himself a particularly merciful monarch, Edgar had his treacherous uncle blinded and imprisoned for life.
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
Donald Bane appears in the 1975 story ''[[The Famous Donalds]]''.
 
Donald Bane appears in the 1975 story ''[[The Famous Donalds]]''.

Revision as of 10:58, 11 October 2019

Donald Bane (Donald Ban in the original French) was a male anthropomorphic duck.

Description

The son of the King of Scotland, Duncan I, this Donald (a namesake and possible ancestor of the modern-day Donald Duck) stayed quiet for most of his life only to take over Scotland in his old age, hence the nickname of "Donald Bane", which meant "Donald the White" in Gaelic and referred to his distinctive white hair.

Donald Bane took the crown by having his nephew Duncan II assassinated; his ill-acquired reign did not last long, as Duncan's brother Edgar, with the help of the English, soon deposed him and took the crown for himself. Not showing himself a particularly merciful monarch, Edgar had his treacherous uncle blinded and imprisoned for life.

Behind the scenes

Donald Bane appears in the 1975 story The Famous Donalds.

He is based on the historical King Donald III of Scotland, nicknamed "Donald Bane" or "Donald Bain" and who appears in William Shakespeare's Macbeth under the name of Donalbain.