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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]].  
  
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>
  
The Chieftains of the Dúnedain were:
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They were descendants 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 Chieftains were raised in [[Rivendell]], where the heirlooms of the [[House of Isildur]], were also kept.
  
# [[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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It is notable that most of the Chieftains lived out their full life-span and their longevity did not decrease as much as that of the [[Gondorians]].<ref>[[Robert Foster]] ''[[The Complete Guide to Middle-earth]]'', p. 69</ref>
# [[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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[[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 Chieftains of the Dúnedain<ref>{{App|North}}</ref> were:
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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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Latest revision as of 15:44, 7 November 2012

The Chieftains of the Dúnedain were the hereditary rulers of the Rangers of the North.

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.[1]

They were descendants of Isildur through the kings of Arthedain[2] and Anárion through Fíriel;[3] as such they regarded themselves as the legitimate heirs to both Arnor and Gondor. The Chieftains were raised in Rivendell, where the heirlooms of the House of Isildur, were also kept.

It is notable that most of the Chieftains lived out their full life-span and their longevity did not decrease as much as that of the Gondorians.[4]

Aragorn II, became the last Chieftain when he reclaimed the title of High King of the Reunited Kingdom.

The Chieftains of the Dúnedain[5] 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.

[edit] 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.

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Eriador, Arnor, and the Heirs of Isildur"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion"
  4. Robert Foster The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, p. 69
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "The Realms in Exile", "The Northern Line: Heirs of Isildur"