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'''Durin VII''' ([[Fourth Age]]) was the last of the six reincarnations of [[Durin the Deathless]] and a descendant of [[Thorin III Stonehelm]]. Almost nothing is known of his life, but an unpublished paper<sup>1</sup> by [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] stated that he led [[Durin's folk]] back [[Khazad-dûm]] and restored the ancient kingdom in the Fourth Age. There his clan remained "until the world grew old and the Dwarves failed and the days of Durin's race were ended." The actions of Durin VII were prophesized at the time of the [[Battle of Five Armies]]. It is not known if Tolkien meant this interpretation to stand.
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'''Durin VII''' (lived in the [[Fourth Age]]) was the last of the six reincarnations of [[Durin the Deathless]] and a descendant of [[Thorin III Stonehelm]]. Almost nothing is known of his life, but an unpublished paper<sup>1</sup> by [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] stated that he led [[Durin's folk]] back [[Khazad-dûm]] and restored the ancient kingdom during the Fourth Age. There his clan remained "until the world grew old and the Dwarves failed and the days of Durin's race were ended." The actions of Durin VII were prophesized at the time of the [[Battle of Five Armies]]. It is not known if Tolkien meant this interpretation to stand.
 
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==== Notes ====
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# From Volume 12 of [[The History of Middle-earth]], ''[[The Peoples of Middle-earth]]''
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== Notes ==
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# From ''[[The History of Middle-earth]]'', Volume 12, ''[[The Peoples of Middle-earth]]''
  
 
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Revision as of 20:56, 5 June 2006

Durin VII (lived in the Fourth Age) was the last of the six reincarnations of Durin the Deathless and a descendant of Thorin III Stonehelm. Almost nothing is known of his life, but an unpublished paper1 by Tolkien stated that he led Durin's folk back Khazad-dûm and restored the ancient kingdom during the Fourth Age. There his clan remained "until the world grew old and the Dwarves failed and the days of Durin's race were ended." The actions of Durin VII were prophesized at the time of the Battle of Five Armies. It is not known if Tolkien meant this interpretation to stand.

Genealogy

   Dáin II Ironfoot
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         |
 Thorin III Stonehelm
         :
         :
         :
     DURIN VII

Preceded by:
Thorin III Stonehelm
at some earlier time
King of Durin's Folk
in the Fourth Age
Followed by:
unknown
Preceded by:
Balin at some earlier time
King of Khazad-dûm
in the Fourth Age
Followed by:
unknown

Notes

  1. From The History of Middle-earth, Volume 12, The Peoples of Middle-earth