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Beleg (King of Arthedain)

Beleg
Arnorian
Biographical Information
TitlesKing of Arthedain
LocationArthedain
LanguageSindarin, Westron
BirthT.A. 811
RuleT.A. 946 - 1029
DeathT.A. 1029 (aged 218)
Family
HouseHouse of Isildur
ParentageAmlaith
ChildrenMallor
Physical Description
GenderMale

Beleg (T.A. 811[1] - T.A. 1029,[2] died aged 218) was the second king of Arthedain.

[edit] History

Beleg inherited the throne from his father, the founder of the kingdom, Amlaith of Fornost, in T.A. 946.

Beleg ruled Arthedain for eighty-three years, and was succeeded by his son Mallor upon his death in 1029.[2]

[edit] Etymology

His name means "great' or "large",[3] which may be a reference to his stature (although he may simply be named after the famous Elf of the First Age who shared this name, Beleg Strongbow[4]).

[edit] Genealogy

 
 
 
 
Eärendur
640 - 861
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Amlaith
726 - 946
 
Kings of
Cardolan
 
Kings of
Rhudaur
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BELEG
811 - 1029
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mallor
895 - 1110
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Celepharn
979 - 1191
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil", p. 193
  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"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names", beleg
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Index of Names"
Beleg
House of Isildur
Cadet branch of House of Elros
Born: T.A. 811 Died: T.A. 1029
Preceded by:
Amlaith
10th Heir of Isildur
T.A. 946 - 1029
Followed by:
Mallor
2nd King of Arthedain
T.A. 946 - 1029