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Aldamir
Gondorian
Biographical Information
TitlesKing of Gondor
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-T.A. 1540) was the twenty-third King of Gondor (Castamir being counted the twenty-second).

History

He was the second son of King Eldacar and succeeded him in Third Age 1490 because his elder brother Ornendil was executed by Castamir.

His fifty year reign was marked with constant warfare with the Corsairs of Umbar (among them were the sons of Castamir) and the Haradrim.

In 1540 he was slain by rebelling kings of Harad allied with the rebels of Umbar[1] and was succeeded by his son Vinyarion, who ruled as Hyarmendacil II.

Etymology

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

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil"
Aldamir
Preceded by:
Eldacar
23rd King of Gondor
T.A. 1490 - 1540
Followed by:
Hyarmendacil II