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|}}'''Amlaith''' of [[Fornost]] ([[Third Age|T.A.]] 726 - 946, died aged 220) was the eldest son of [[Eärendur, King of Arnor|Eärendur]], the tenth King of [[Arnor]].
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|}}'''Amlaith''' of [[Fornost]] ([[Third Age|T.A.]] 726 - 946, died aged 220) was the eldest son of [[Eärendur (King of Arnor)|Eärendur]], the tenth King of [[Arnor]].
  
He was destined to become King of [[Arnor]] after his father's death in T.A. 861, but there were constant quarrels between [[Eärendur, King of Arnor|Eärendur]]'s sons. A civil war erupted when [[Eärendur, King of Arnor|Eärendur]] finally died. Amlaith, however, failed to overcome his two younger brothers, so the Kingdom of Arnor was split into three and Amlaith became the first King of [[Arthedain]]. (His brothers founded the kingdoms of [[Cardolan]] and [[Rhudaur]]).
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He was destined to become King of [[Arnor]] after his father's death in T.A. 861, but there were constant quarrels between [[Eärendur (King of Arnor)|Eärendur]]'s sons. A civil war erupted when [[Eärendur (King of Arnor)|Eärendur]] finally died. Amlaith, however, failed to overcome his two younger brothers, so the Kingdom of Arnor was split into three and Amlaith became the first King of [[Arthedain]]. (His brothers founded the kingdoms of [[Cardolan]] and [[Rhudaur]]).
  
 
His reign in Arthedain was largely a peaceful one, although border disputes with the realms of [[Cardolan]] and [[Rhudaur]] - especially over [[Amon Sûl]] and the [[Weather Hills]] - never fully ceased. Under his rule the capital was formally removed from [[Annúminas]] to Fornost.
 
His reign in Arthedain was largely a peaceful one, although border disputes with the realms of [[Cardolan]] and [[Rhudaur]] - especially over [[Amon Sûl]] and the [[Weather Hills]] - never fully ceased. Under his rule the capital was formally removed from [[Annúminas]] to Fornost.
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Template:Royalty infoboxAmlaith of Fornost (T.A. 726 - 946, died aged 220) was the eldest son of Eärendur, the tenth King of Arnor.

He was destined to become King of Arnor after his father's death in T.A. 861, but there were constant quarrels between Eärendur's sons. A civil war erupted when Eärendur finally died. Amlaith, however, failed to overcome his two younger brothers, so the Kingdom of Arnor was split into three and Amlaith became the first King of Arthedain. (His brothers founded the kingdoms of Cardolan and Rhudaur).

His reign in Arthedain was largely a peaceful one, although border disputes with the realms of Cardolan and Rhudaur - especially over Amon Sûl and the Weather Hills - never fully ceased. Under his rule the capital was formally removed from Annúminas to Fornost.

Unlike his forefathers, he did not take a name in Quenya the "High Tongue", but instead took a name in Sindarin, as did all of his descendants.

Amlaith ruled for eighty-five years, and as succeeded at his death in 946 by his son, Beleg.

Genealogy

                    Isildur
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                    Eärendur
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     AMLAITH   Kings of Cardolan   Kings of Rhudaur
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      Beleg
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      Mallor

Etymology

The name Amlaith is difficult to translate. The first element is am, "up, upwards", but the second element is obscure.

Titles

Preceded by:
Realm Created
Eärendur of Arnor
1st King of Arthedain
III 861 - 946
Followed by:
Beleg