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Celebrindor
Arnorian
Biographical Information
PositionKing of Arthedain
BirthT.A. 1062
RuleT.A. 1191 - 1272
Death210 years, T.A. 1272
Family
ParentageCelepharn
ChildrenMalvegil
Physical Description
GenderMale

Celebrindor (T.A. 1062[1] - T.A. 1272,[2] died aged 210) was the fifth King of Arthedain/

History

Celebrindor was the son of Celepharn, and came to the throne of Arthedain upon his father's death in 1191.[2] His reign as king was uneventful, as relations between the other realms of Arnor - Cardolan and Rhudaur - were good, and no evil threatened the realm yet - it was after Celebrindor's death that Angmar started to pose a threat to the peoples of Arnor.[3]

Celebrindor died in 1272 after ruling the Northern Kingdom for eighty-one years. He was succeeded by his son Malvegil upon his death.[2]

Etymology

The etymology of Celebrindor's name is uncertain. The most likely meaning is "silverlike lord" from celebrin "silver-like (adjective)" and taur, which means among other things "lord".

Genealogy

Isildur
 
 
 
 
Celepharn
 
 
 
 
CELEBRINDOR
 
 
 
 
Malvegil
 
 
 
 
Argeleb I

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil", p. 193
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 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"
Preceded by:
Celepharn
5th King of Arthedain
T.A. 1191 - 1272
Followed by:
Malvegil