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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 155)
Family
HouseHouse of Isildur
ParentageArassuil
ChildrenArgonui
Physical Description
GenderMale

Arathorn I (T.A. 2784[1] - 2848,[2] age 155) was the twelth Chieftain of the Dúnedain.

[edit] 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]

[edit] Etymology

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

[edit] Genealogy

Isildur
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Arassuil
 
 
 
 
ARATHORN I
 
 
 
 
Argonui
 
 
 
 
Arador

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.

[edit] 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