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Aldamir

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Aldamir
Gondorian
Biographical Information
PositionKing of Gondor
BirthT.A. 1330
RuleT.A. 1490 - T.A. 1540
DeathT.A. 1540, aged 210 years
Family
ParentageEldacar
ChildrenHyarmendacil II
Physical Description
GenderMale

Aldamir (Q: "Tree-jewel", pron. [ˈaldamir], stem Aldamír-; 1330-1540 T.A.) 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 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

Preceded by:
Eldacar
23rd King of Gondor
Third Age 14901540
Followed by:
Hyarmendacil II