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Arathorn I

This article is about the earlier Chieftain. For the father of Aragorn, see Arathorn II.
Arathorn I
Arnorian
Biographical Information
TitlesChieftain of the Dúnedain
LocationRivendell
LanguageSindarin, Westron
BirthT.A. 2696
RuleT.A. 2784 - 2848
DeathT.A. 2848 (aged 152)
Family
HouseHouse of Isildur
ParentageArassuil
ChildrenArgonui
Physical Description
GenderMale

Arathorn I (T.A. 2784[1] - 2848,[2] died aged 152) was the twelth Chieftain of the Dúnedain.

History

In the days of his father, Arassuil, the Orcs of the Misty Mountains emerged again. Arathorn succeeded Arassuil, on his death in 2784. Arathorn himself was killed violently[note 1] in 2848; he was succeeded by his son, Argonui.[2]

Etymology

The etymology of Arathorn is uncertain. See Arathorn II for discussion.

Genealogy

Arahad II
2563 - 2719
 
 
 
 
Arassuil
2628 - 2784
 
 
 
 
ARATHORN I
2696 - 2848
 
 
 
 
Argonui
2757 - 2912
 
 
 
 
Arador
2820 - 2930

Notes

  1. This is deduced from the dagger symbol (†) next to his death date in the Appendix A, although the narrative doesn't mention anything about his life; it's possible he was killed by Orcs, like others of his line.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil", p. 196
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "The Realms in Exile", "The Northern Line: Heirs of Isildur"
Arathorn I
House of Isildur
Cadet branch of House of Elros
Born: T.A. 2696 Died: T.A. 2848
Preceded by:
Arassuil
35th Heir of Isildur
T.A. 2784 - T.A. 2848
Followed by:
Argonui
12th Chieftain of the Dúnedain
T.A. 2784 - T.A. 2848