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Aldamir

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Aldamir
Gondorian
Biographical Information
TitlesKing of Gondor
LocationGondor
BirthT.A. 1330
RuleT.A. 1490 - 1540 (50 years)
DeathT.A. 1540 (aged 210)
Family
ParentageEldacar
SiblingsOrnendil
ChildrenHyarmendacil II
Physical Description
GenderMale
Aldamir (Q: "Tree-jewel", pron. [ˈaldamir]; T.A. 1330[1] - T.A. 1540[2]) was the twenty-third King of Gondor (Castamir being counted the twenty-second).

[edit] History

Aldamir was the younger son of Eldacar but followed him as King due to the death of his brother Ornendil at the hands of Castamir the Usurper during the Kin-strife. Although Castamir later paid with his life for the killing of Ornendil, the sons of the Usurper successfully escaped and established an independent and hostile lordship in Umbar.

During his rule, kings of Harad who were in league with the Umbar rebelled against Gondor and Aldamir fell in battle against them.[3]

Aldamir's son Vinyarion succeeded him and in T.A. 1551, won vengeance for his father with a great victory in Harad,[4] after which he assumed the name of Hyarmendacil II.[3]

[edit] Etymology

Aldamir is Quenya, from alda meaning "tree", and mírë meaning "jewel".

[edit] Genealogy

 
 
 
 
 
 
Calmacil
1058 - 1304
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vidugavia
unknown
 
Rómendacil II
1126 - 1366
 
Calimehtar
unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vidumavi
d. 1344
 
Valacar
1194 - 1432
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eldacar
1255 - 1490
 
 
 
Castamir
1259 - 1447
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ornendil
d. 1437
 
ALDAMIR
1330 - 1540
 
sons
unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hyarmendacil II
1391 - 1621
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Minardil
1454 - 1634
 
 
 
 


[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "The Realms in Exile", "The Southern Line: Heirs of Anarion"
  3. 3.0 3.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age"
Aldamir
House of Anárion
Born: T.A. 1330 Died: T.A. 1540
Preceded by:
Eldacar
23rd King of Gondor
T.A. 1490 - 1540
Followed by:
Hyarmendacil II