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Biographical Information
Other names"the Old"
TitlesKing of Rohan
LanguageRohirric and Westron
BirthT.A. 2544
RuleT.A. 25702645 (75 years)
DeathT.A. 2645 (aged 101)
HouseHouse of Eorl
SiblingsBaldor and Eofor
ChildrenThree unnamed daughters, Fréa
Physical Description
Aldor the Old (Third Age 25442645, aged 101 years) was the third King of Rohan.[1]


Aldor was the second son of King Brego, but became the heir to the throne when his older brother Baldor vanished in T.A. 2569, in an attempt to tread the Paths of the Dead. His father Brego died of grief in 2570 so Aldor then became the King of Rohan. He reigned for seventy-five years, the longest of any ruler of Rohan, and became known as Aldor the Old.

During his reign the population of the Rohirrim increased. The remaining Dunlendings east of the Isen River were either driven out or subdued, and Harrowdale and other valleys in the Ered Nimrais were settled.

Aldor had three daughters before his first son, Fréa, was born.[1]


Aldor seems to come from the Old English ealdor, meaning "Prince, Chief, Lord".[2] It is also possible that his name means "elder" (cf. Orald) consistent to his longevity.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The House of Eorl", "The Kings of the Mark"
  2. James W. Bright (ed.), James W. Bright's Glossary of the Anglo-Saxon Language
  3. Jim Allan (ed.), An Introduction to Elvish, The Giving of Names p.214
House of Eorl
Born: T.A. 2544 Died: T.A. 2645
Preceded by:
3rd King of Rohan
T.A. 25702645
Followed by: