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'''Brego''' was the second King of [[Rohan]].
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{{disambig-two|the [[Kings of Rohan|King]] of [[Rohan]]|horse in [[The Lord of the Rings (film series)|''The Lord of the Rings'' (film series)]]|[[Brego (horse)]]}}
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}}'''Brego''' ([[Third Age]] 2512 – 2570, aged 58 years) was the second [[King of Rohan]].<ref name="Mark">{{App|Mark}}</ref>
  
Brego became King at the death of his father ''[[Eorl the Young]]'' in 2545 ([[Third Age]]). During his rule the migration of the [[Éothéod]] to [[Calenardhon]] continued, and Brego defended the borders of [[Rohan]] against their enemies (the [[Dunlendings]] and [[Easterlings]]).
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==History==
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Brego became King at the death of his father [[Eorl the Young]] in {{TA|2545}}. During his rule the migration of the [[Éothéod]] to [[Calenardhon]] continued, and Brego defended the borders of [[Rohan]] against their enemies (the [[Dunlendings]] and [[Easterlings]]) and drove off the [[Wold]] the remaining [[Orcs]] and [[Balchoth]] .
  
 
Brego built the [[Golden Hall]] of [[Meduseld]], and made [[Edoras]] the capital of Rohan.
 
Brego built the [[Golden Hall]] of [[Meduseld]], and made [[Edoras]] the capital of Rohan.
  
His eldest son [[Baldor]] in his pride went into the [[Paths of the Dead]] never to be found again, and Brego died of grief soon after. He was followed by his second son, [[Aldor]].
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His eldest son [[Baldor]] in his pride went into the [[Paths of the Dead]] never to be found again, and Brego died of grief the next year. He was followed by his second son, [[Aldor]].<ref name="Mark"/>
 
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In [[Peter Jackson]]'s the movie version of [[The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (movie)|''The Two Towers'']], [[Aragorn]] rides a horse named Brego, apparently named after this king.
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==Etymology==
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Brego means "chief, leader, king, lord" in [[Old English]], which Tolkien used to represent [[Rohirric]] in his works.
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Revision as of 16:41, 10 December 2012

This article is about the King of Rohan. For the horse in The Lord of the Rings (film series), see Brego (horse).
Brego
Rohir
Biographical Information
TitlesKing of Rohan
LocationRohan
LanguageRohirric and Westron
BirthT.A. 2512
RuleT.A. 2545 - 2570 (25 years)
DeathT.A. 2570 (aged 58)
Family
HouseHouse of Eorl
ParentageEorl
ChildrenBaldor, Aldor, Eofor
Physical Description
GenderMale
Brego (Third Age 2512 – 2570, aged 58 years) was the second King of Rohan.[1]

History

Brego became King at the death of his father Eorl the Young in T.A. 2545. During his rule the migration of the Éothéod to Calenardhon continued, and Brego defended the borders of Rohan against their enemies (the Dunlendings and Easterlings) and drove off the Wold the remaining Orcs and Balchoth .

Brego built the Golden Hall of Meduseld, and made Edoras the capital of Rohan.

His eldest son Baldor in his pride went into the Paths of the Dead never to be found again, and Brego died of grief the next year. He was followed by his second son, Aldor.[1]

Etymology

Brego means "chief, leader, king, lord" in Old English, which Tolkien used to represent Rohirric in his works.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The House of Eorl", "The Kings of the Mark"
Brego
House of Eorl
Born: T.A. 2512 Died: T.A. 2570
Preceded by:
Eorl
2nd King of Rohan
T.A. 25452570
Followed by:
Aldor