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Valandur

Valandur
Arnorian
Biographical Information
TitlesKing of Arnor
LocationArnor
LanguageSindarin, Westron
BirthT.A. 462
RuleT.A. 602 - 652
DeathT.A. 652 (aged 190)
Family
HouseHouse of Isildur
ParentageTarondor
ChildrenElendur
Physical Description
GenderMale

Valandur (T.A. 462[1]-652,[2] age 190 years) was the eighth King of Arnor.

[edit] History

In 552 he had a son, Elendur.[1] He succeeded his father, Tarondor, to the throne in 602.

Little record remained of his reign of fifty years, except that it was cut short in T.A. 652 when he died prematurely. He was first and only King of Arnor after Isildur who died violently.[note 1]

He was succeeded by his son, Elendur, upon his death.[2]

[edit] Etymology

Valandur's name is Quenya for "Servant of the Valar" from Valar, and the suffix -dur meaning "servant of, devoted to".

[edit] Genealogy

Isildur
 
 
 
 
Tarondor
 
 
 
 
VALANDUR
 
 
 
 
Elendur
 
 
 
 
Eärendur


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.

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 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"
Valandur
House of Isildur
Cadet branch of House of Elros
Born: T.A. 462 Died: T.A. 652
Preceded by:
Tarondor
6th Heir of Isildur
T.A. 602 - 652
Followed by:
Elendur
8th King of Arnor
T.A. 602 - 652