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Argeleb I

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{{disambig-two|the seventh [[Kings of Arthedain|King]] of [[Arthedain]]|tenth King|[[Argeleb II]]}}
 
{{disambig-two|the seventh [[Kings of Arthedain|King]] of [[Arthedain]]|tenth King|[[Argeleb II]]}}
 
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|rule= {{TA|1349}} - {{TA|1356}}
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'''Argeleb''' ([[Third Age|T.A.]] 1226 - 1356, died aged 130) was the seventh king of [[Arthedain]], succeeding his father, [[Malvegil]], upon his death in 1349.
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'''Argeleb I''' ([[Third Age|T.A.]] 1226 - 1356, died aged 130) was the seventh king of [[Arthedain]], succeeding his father, [[Malvegil]], upon his death in 1349.
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
 
By the time Argeleb came to power, the line of kings had failed in the kingdoms of [[Cardolan]] and [[Rhudaur]], so Argeleb claimed sovereignty over all of [[Arnor]] (taking the royal prefix ''[[ar|ar(a)-]]'' as a token of this). He was thus not only the seventh King of [[Arthedain]], but also the seventeenth King of [[Arnor]].
 
By the time Argeleb came to power, the line of kings had failed in the kingdoms of [[Cardolan]] and [[Rhudaur]], so Argeleb claimed sovereignty over all of [[Arnor]] (taking the royal prefix ''[[ar|ar(a)-]]'' as a token of this). He was thus not only the seventh King of [[Arthedain]], but also the seventeenth King of [[Arnor]].
  
Cardolan accepted this rule, but by then [[Rhudaur]] had fallen under the control of [[Angmar]], and resisted his rule. It was about this time that the remaining [[Stoors]] in the [[Angle of Eriador|Angle]] left the area due to hostile nature of Rhudaur to either return to [[Wilderland]] or to go westwards like other [[hobbits]]. Argeleb fortified the [[Weather Hills|hills]] at [[Weathertop]], and was killed in 1356 T.A. by evil men from [[Rhudaur]].
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Cardolan accepted this rule, but by then [[Rhudaur]] had fallen under the control of [[Angmar]], and resisted his rule. It was about this time that the remaining [[Stoors]] in the [[Angle of Eriador|Angle]] left the area due to hostile nature of Rhudaur to either return to [[Wilderland]] or to go westwards like other [[hobbits]]. Argeleb fortified the [[Weather Hills|hills]] at [[Weathertop]]. He was killed in {{TA|1356}} by evil men from [[Rhudaur]].
  
 
Argeleb ruled for only seven years, and was succeeded by his son, [[Arveleg I]], upon his death in 1356.
 
Argeleb ruled for only seven years, and was succeeded by his son, [[Arveleg I]], upon his death in 1356.
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==Portrayal in Adaptations==
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'''2006: ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II]]'':'''
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:In the Angmar campaign of the [[The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II: The Rise of the Witch-king|expansion pack ''The Rise of the Witch-king]]'', Argeleb comes to the aid of the struggling kingdom of Rhudaur. He arrives from the North after the player destroys the first of two fortresses, and has to be defeated for the level to pass.
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Revision as of 16:06, 17 November 2010

This article is about the seventh King of Arthedain. For the tenth King, see Argeleb II.

Template:Royalty infobox Argeleb I (T.A. 1226 - 1356, died aged 130) was the seventh king of Arthedain, succeeding his father, Malvegil, upon his death in 1349.

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History

By the time Argeleb came to power, the line of kings had failed in the kingdoms of Cardolan and Rhudaur, so Argeleb claimed sovereignty over all of Arnor (taking the royal prefix ar(a)- as a token of this). He was thus not only the seventh King of Arthedain, but also the seventeenth King of Arnor.

Cardolan accepted this rule, but by then Rhudaur had fallen under the control of Angmar, and resisted his rule. It was about this time that the remaining Stoors in the Angle left the area due to hostile nature of Rhudaur to either return to Wilderland or to go westwards like other hobbits. Argeleb fortified the hills at Weathertop. He was killed in T.A. 1356 by evil men from Rhudaur.

Argeleb ruled for only seven years, and was succeeded by his son, Arveleg I, upon his death in 1356.

Etymology

Argeleb's name is Sindarin for "Silver King" from ar meaning "royal", and celeb (becoming lenited to geleb) meaning "silver".

Genealogy

  Isildur
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 Malvegil
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 ARGELEB I
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 Arveleg I

Portrayal in Adaptations

2006: The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II:

In the Angmar campaign of the expansion pack The Rise of the Witch-king, Argeleb comes to the aid of the struggling kingdom of Rhudaur. He arrives from the North after the player destroys the first of two fortresses, and has to be defeated for the level to pass.

References

Preceded by:
Malvegil
7th King of Arthedain
T.A. 1349 - T.A. 1356
Followed by:
Arveleg I