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Turambar (King of Gondor)

This article is about the King of Gondor. For the tragic hero of the First Age, see Túrin Turambar.
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Turambar
Gondorian
Biographical Information
TitlesKing of Gondor
LocationGondor
LanguageWestron
BirthT.A. 397
RuleT.A. 541 - 667 (116 years)
DeathT.A. 667 (aged 270)
Family
HouseHouse of Anárion
ParentageRómendacil I
ChildrenAtanatar I
Physical Description
GenderMale
Turambar (T.A. 397[1]667,[2] aged 270 years) was the ninth King of Gondor.

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[edit] History

He inherited the crown early when his father Rómendacil I was killed during an Easterling invasion of northern Ithilien. Turambar sought vengeance for his father's death, and succeeded brilliantly. Not only did he destroy the horde, he continued his conquest into the lands of the Easterlings themselves, winning new territory in Rhûn for Gondor.[3]

Because Turambar was young when he took the throne his rule lasted longer than a century. His was the longest reign of Gondor since that of his ancestor Meneldil. He was succeeded by his son Atanatar I.

[edit] Etymology

Turambar was the epithet of the great hero of the First Age, Túrin Turambar. It translates as "Master of Doom" from Quenya.[4]

[edit] Genealogy

Ostoher
 
 
 
 
Rómendacil I
 
 
 
 
TURAMBAR
 
 
 
 
Atanatar I
 
 
 
 
Siriondil

[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. 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, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Narn i Hîn Húrin (The Tale of the Children of Húrin)"
Turambar
House of Anárion
Born: T.A. 397 Died: T.A. 667
Preceded by:
Rómendacil I
9th King of Gondor
T.A. 541 - 667
Followed by:
Atanatar I