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Aragorn I

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Aragorn I
Arnorian
Biographical Information
PositionChieftain of the Dúnedain
BirthT.A. 2227
RuleT.A. 2319 - 2327
DeathT.A. 2327, age 100
Family
ParentageAravir
ChildrenAraglas
Physical Description
GenderMale

Aragorn I (T.A. 2227[1] - 2327,[2] died aged 100) was the son of Aravir, who succeeded his father to become the fifth Chieftain of the Dúnedain when his father died in 2319.

Life

Little is known of his reign as it was during the time of the Watchful Peace and few records have been kept of the Dúnedain of the North in this period of history. However, it is likely his rule was plagued with small battles to free the lands of evil, indeed Aragorn's life was cut short when he was killed by wild wolves in Eriador (which were always a peril in that land).[3]

Aragorn I was killed in T.A. 2327, after having ruled as Chieftain for only eight years, and was succeeded by his son Araglas.[2]

Etymology

Aragorn's name is Sindarin, and means "Revered King", from ara, a prefix for royalty, and gorn "revered". See also here.[4]

Genealogy

 
Isildur
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Arvedui
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aravir
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ARAGORN I
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Araglas
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aragorn II
 
 
 
 

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil", p. 196
  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"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Eriador, Arnor, and the Heirs of Isildur"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson)
Preceded by:
Aravir
5th Chieftain of the Dúnedain
T.A. 2319 - 2327
Followed by:
Araglas