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The '''Chieftains of the Dúnedain''' were the hereditary rulers of the [[Rangers of the North]]. They were descendents of [[Isildur]] through the kings of [[Arthedain]] and [[Anárion]] through [[Fíriel]]; as such they regarded themselves as the legitimate heirs to both [[Arnor]] and [[Gondor]].
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The '''Chieftains of the Dúnedain''' were the hereditary rulers of the [[Rangers of the North]]. They were descendents of [[Isildur]] through the kings of [[Arthedain]]<ref>{{App|Eriador}}</ref> and [[Anárion]] through [[Fíriel]];<ref>{{App|Gondor}}</ref> as such they regarded themselves as the legitimate heirs to both [[Arnor]] and [[Gondor]].
  
The title was created following the final destruction of [[Arthedain]] by the [[Witch-king]] of [[Angmar]]. The heir to the throne of Arthedain, [[Aranarth]] son of [[Arvedui]], chose not to claim the kingship and instead ruled the remnants of his people as Chieftain. His descendent, [[Aragorn|Aragorn II]], became the last Chieftain when he reclaimed the title of [[High King of the Dúnedain|High King of the Reunited Kingdom]].
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The title was created following the final destruction of [[Arthedain]] in {{TA|1974}} by the [[Witch-king]] of [[Angmar]]. The heir to the throne of Arthedain, [[Aranarth]] son of [[Arvedui]], in {{TA|1976}} chose not to claim the kingship and instead ruled the remnants of his people as Chieftain.<ref>{{App|TA}}</ref> His descendent, [[Aragorn|Aragorn II]], became the last Chieftain when he reclaimed the title of [[High King of the Dúnedain|High King of the Reunited Kingdom]].
  
The Chieftains of the Dúnedain were:
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The Chieftains of the Dúnedain<ref>{{App|North}}</ref> were:
 
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# [[Aranarth]], [[Third Age 1975|T.A. 1975]]&ndash;[[Third Age 2106|2106]], son of [[King of Arthedain|King]] [[Arvedui]] of [[Arthedain]].
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# [[Arahael]], [[Third Age 2106|T.A. 2106]]&ndash;[[Third Age 2177|2177]].
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# [[Aranuir]], [[Third Age 2177|T.A. 2177]]&ndash;[[Third Age 2247|2247]].
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# [[Aravir]], [[Third Age 2247|T.A. 2247]]&ndash;[[Third Age 2319|2319]].
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# [[Aragorn I]], [[Third Age 2319|T.A. 2319]]&ndash;[[Third Age 2327|2327]].
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# [[Araglas]], [[Third Age 2327|T.A. 2327]]&ndash;[[Third Age 2455|2455]].
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# [[Arahad I]], [[Third Age 2455|T.A. 2455]]&ndash;[[Third Age 2523|2523]].
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# [[Aragost]], [[Third Age 2523|T.A. 2523]]&ndash;[[Third Age 2588|2588]].
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# [[Aravorn]], [[Third Age 2588|T.A. 2588]]&ndash;[[Third Age 2654|2654]].
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# [[Arahad II]], [[Third Age 2654|T.A. 2654]]&ndash;[[Third Age 2719|2719]].
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# [[Arassuil]], [[Third Age 2719|T.A. 2719]]&ndash;[[Third Age 2784|2784]].
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# [[Arathorn I]], [[Third Age 2784|T.A. 2784]]&ndash;[[Third Age 2848|2848]].
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# [[Argonui]], [[Third Age 2848|T.A. 2848]]&ndash;[[Third Age 2912|2912]].
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# [[Arador]], [[Third Age 2912|T.A. 2912]]&ndash;[[Third Age 2930|2930]].
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# [[Arathorn II]], [[Third Age 2930|T.A. 2930]]&ndash;[[Third Age 2933|2933]].
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# [[Aragorn|Aragorn II]], [[Third Age 2933|T.A. 2933]]&ndash;[[Third Age 3019|3019]], first [[High King of the Dúnedain|High King of the Reunited Kingdom]].
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# [[Aranarth]], {{TA|1975}}&ndash;{{TA|2106|n}}, son of [[King of Arthedain|King]] [[Arvedui]] of [[Arthedain]].
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# [[Arahael]], {{TA|2106}}&ndash;{{TA|2177|n}}.
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# [[Aranuir]], {{TA|2177}}&ndash;{{TA|2247|n}}.
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# [[Aravir]], {{TA|2247}}&ndash;{{TA|2319|n}}.
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# [[Aragorn I]], {{TA|2319}}&ndash;{{TA|2327|n}}.
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# [[Araglas]], {{TA|2327}}&ndash;{{TA|2455|n}}.
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# [[Arahad I]], {{TA|2455}}&ndash;{{TA|2523|n}}.
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# [[Aragost]], {{TA|2523}}&ndash;{{TA|2588|n}}.
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# [[Aravorn]], {{TA|2588}}&ndash;{{TA|2654|n}}.
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# [[Arahad II]], {{TA|2654}}&ndash;{{TA|2719|n}}.
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# [[Arassuil]], {{TA|2719}}&ndash;{{TA|2784|n}}.
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# [[Arathorn I]], {{TA|2784}}&ndash;{{TA|2848|n}}.
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# [[Argonui]], {{TA|2848}}&ndash;{{TA|2912|n}}.
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# [[Arador]], {{TA|2912}}&ndash;{{TA|2930|n}}.
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# [[Arathorn II]], {{TA|2930}}&ndash;{{TA|2933|n}}.
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# [[Aragorn|Aragorn II]], {{TA|2933}}&ndash;{{TA|3019|n}}, first [[High King of the Dúnedain|High King of the Reunited Kingdom]].
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==See Also==
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For the family tree of the Chieftains, as well as that of the Kings of Arnor and Arthedain, see the [[House of Isildur]].
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Revision as of 19:04, 28 August 2011

The Chieftains of the Dúnedain were the hereditary rulers of the Rangers of the North. They were descendents of Isildur through the kings of Arthedain[1] and Anárion through Fíriel;[2] as such they regarded themselves as the legitimate heirs to both Arnor and Gondor.

The title was created following the final destruction of Arthedain in T.A. 1974 by the Witch-king of Angmar. The heir to the throne of Arthedain, Aranarth son of Arvedui, in T.A. 1976 chose not to claim the kingship and instead ruled the remnants of his people as Chieftain.[3] His descendent, Aragorn II, became the last Chieftain when he reclaimed the title of High King of the Reunited Kingdom.

The Chieftains of the Dúnedain[4] were:

  1. Aranarth, T.A. 19752106, son of King Arvedui of Arthedain.
  2. Arahael, T.A. 21062177.
  3. Aranuir, T.A. 21772247.
  4. Aravir, T.A. 22472319.
  5. Aragorn I, T.A. 23192327.
  6. Araglas, T.A. 23272455.
  7. Arahad I, T.A. 24552523.
  8. Aragost, T.A. 25232588.
  9. Aravorn, T.A. 25882654.
  10. Arahad II, T.A. 26542719.
  11. Arassuil, T.A. 27192784.
  12. Arathorn I, T.A. 27842848.
  13. Argonui, T.A. 28482912.
  14. Arador, T.A. 29122930.
  15. Arathorn II, T.A. 29302933.
  16. Aragorn II, T.A. 29333019, first High King of the Reunited Kingdom.

See Also

For the family tree of the Chieftains, as well as that of the Kings of Arnor and Arthedain, see the House of Isildur.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Eriador, Arnor, and the Heirs of Isildur"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "The Realms in Exile", "The Northern Line: Heirs of Isildur"