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}}'''Aldamir''' ([[Quenya|Q]]: "Tree-jewel", pron. {{IPA|[ˈaldamir]}}; {{TA|1330}}-{{TA|1540}}) was the twenty-third King of [[Gondor]] ([[Castamir]] being counted the twenty-second).
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}}'''Aldamir''' ([[Quenya|Q]]: "Tree-jewel", pron. {{IPA|[ˈaldamir]}}; {{TA|1330}}<ref>{{PM|Elendil}}</ref> - {{TA|1540}}<ref>{{App|South}}</ref>) was the twenty-third King of [[Gondor]] ([[Castamir]] being counted the twenty-second).
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
He was the second son of King [[Eldacar (King of Gondor)|Eldacar]] and succeeded him in [[Third Age]] 1490 because his elder brother [[Ornendil]] was executed by [[Castamir]].
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Aldamir was the younger son of [[Eldacar (King of Gondor)|Eldacar]] but followed him as King due to the death of his brother [[Ornendil]] at the hands of [[Castamir|Castamir the Usurper]] during the [[Kin-strife]].  Although Castamir later paid with his life for the killing of Ornendil, the sons of the Usurper successfully escaped and established an independent and hostile lordship in [[Haven of Umbar|Umbar]]. Aldamir would later fall in battle with rebelling kings of [[Harad]] who were in league with the rebels of Umbar.<ref name="Gondor">{{App|Gondor}}</ref>
  
His fifty year reign was marked with constant warfare with the [[Corsairs of Umbar]] (among them were the sons of [[Castamir]]) and the [[Haradrim]].
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In {{TA|1551}}, Aldamir's son [[Vinyarion]] won vengeance for his father with a great victory in Harad,<ref>{{App|TA}}</ref> after which he assumed the name of [[Hyarmendacil II]].<ref name="Gondor"/>
 
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In 1540 he was slain by rebelling kings of Harad allied with the rebels of Umbar<ref>{{PM|Elendil}}</ref> and was succeeded by his son [[Vinyarion]], who ruled as [[Hyarmendacil II]].
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==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
 
'''''Aldamir''''' is [[Quenya]], from ''[[alda]]'' meaning "tree", and ''[[mírë]]'' meaning "jewel".
 
'''''Aldamir''''' is [[Quenya]], from ''[[alda]]'' meaning "tree", and ''[[mírë]]'' meaning "jewel".
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== Genealogy ==
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Revision as of 01:17, 19 August 2011

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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[1] - T.A. 1540[2]) was the twenty-third King of Gondor (Castamir being counted the twenty-second).

History

Aldamir was the younger son of Eldacar but followed him as King due to the death of his brother Ornendil at the hands of Castamir the Usurper during the Kin-strife. Although Castamir later paid with his life for the killing of Ornendil, the sons of the Usurper successfully escaped and established an independent and hostile lordship in Umbar. Aldamir would later fall in battle with rebelling kings of Harad who were in league with the rebels of Umbar.[3]

In T.A. 1551, Aldamir's son Vinyarion won vengeance for his father with a great victory in Harad,[4] after which he assumed the name of Hyarmendacil II.[3]

Etymology

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

Genealogy

Valacar
 
Vidumavi
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eldacar
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ornendil
 
ALDAMIR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hyarmendacil II


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. 3.0 3.1 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, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age"
Aldamir
Preceded by:
Eldacar
23rd King of Gondor
T.A. 1490 - 1540
Followed by:
Hyarmendacil II