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Revision as of 18:29, 24 March 2013

The House of Isildur were the descendants of Isildur, elder son of Elendil. The House came close to destruction at the beginning of the Third Age, when Isildur and his three eldest sons were lost at the Disaster of the Gladden Fields. His youngest son Valandil was kept safe in Rivendell, however, and from him came the line of the Kings of Arnor that led over three thousand years to Aragorn II Elessar.

Contents

The Family Tree of the House of Isildur

Showing the descendants of Isildur. All information in the tree is from The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Northern Line: Heirs of Isildur",[1] or "Eriador, Arnor, and the Heirs of Isildur",[2] or "The Tale of Aragorn and Arwen",[3] or The Peoples of Middle-Earth, "The Heirs of Elendil"[4] unless otherwise specified. The figures after the names are those of birth and death where recorded (a single figure preceded by a 'b.' indicates a birth date). A dagger symbol, '†' signifies those who did not die of old age. A name preceded by: '***' indicates a King of Arnor and Gondor, '**' indicates a King of Arnor alone, and '*' indicates a King of Arthedain. A vertical dashed line indicates a line of descent with some members missing.

The Realm of Arnor

Elendil and his two sons, Isildur and Anárion founded the two Númenórean realms in exile: Arnor and Gondor. Elendil was the High King of all of the Dúnedain but the rule of the southern kingdom of Gondor was delegated to joint ruled under his sons. After the War of the Last Alliance of Elves and Men both Elendil and Anárion were dead, so Isildur became the new High King. When he left Gondor to take up his kingship in Arnor he delegated rule of Gondor to Anárion’s son, Meneldil. However, Isildur and his first three sons perished in the Battle of the Gladden Fields. From that time forward the two realms were sundered, with the Kings of Gondor descending from the House of Anárion and the Kings of Arnor descending from the House of Isildur.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
*** Elendil
SA 3119-3441
[note1 1]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
*** Isildur
SA 3209-TA 2
[note1 2]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Anárion
SA 3219-3440 †
[note1 3]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Elendur
SA 3299-TA 2
[note1 4]
 
Aratan
SA 3339-TA 2
[note1 5]
 
Ciryon
SA 3379-TA 2
[note1 6]
 
** Valandil
SA 3430-TA 249
 
House of Anárion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
** Eldacar
87-339
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
** Arantar
185-435
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
** Tarcil
280-515
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
** Tarondor
372-602
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
** Valandur
462-652
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
** Elendur
552-777
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
** Eärendur
640-861
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Amlaith
of Fornost
726-946
 
Son,
First King
of Cardolan
 
Son,
First King
of Rhudaur

Notes

  1. Elendil and Gil-Galad died when they fought and cast down Sauron.
  2. Isildur died escaping from the Battle of the Gladden Fields.
  3. Anárion was slain during the Siege of Barad-dûr.
  4. Elendur died at the Battle of the Gladden Fields.
  5. Aratan died at the Battle of the Gladden Fields.
  6. Ciryon died at the Battle of the Gladden Fields.

The Realm of Arthedain

Due to dissention among the sons of King Eärendur, the realm of Arnor was divided in three. The eldest son, Amlaith, became the first King of Arthedain and his descendants maintained the line of Isildur while that line died out in the other two kingdoms.

* Amlaith
of Fornost
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Beleg
811-1029
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Mallor
895-1110
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Celepharn
979-1191
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Celebrindor
1062-1272
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Malvegil
1144-1349
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Argeleb I
1226-1356
[note2 1]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Arveleg I
1309-1409
[note2 2]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Araphor
1391-1589
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Argeleb II
1473-1670
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Arvegil
1553-1743
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Arveleg II
1633-1813
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Araval
1711-1891
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Araphant
1789-1964
 
Ondoher
of Gondor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Arvedui
1864-1974
[note2 3]
 
Fíriel
b. 1896
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aranarth
1938-2106
 
 

Notes

  1. Argeleb I was slain in battle with Rhudaur and Angmar.
  2. Aveleg I was slain defending Weathertop, which had been surrounded by a host from Angmar.
  3. Arvedui drowned in the Icebay of Forochel.

The Chieftains of the Dúnedain

After the destruction of Arthedain by the attacks of Angmar the heirs of Isildur ceased to be kings. Instead, they continued as chieftains of the remnant of the northern Dúnedain until Aragorn II was crowned as King Elessar of the Reunited Kingdom.

Aranarth
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Arahael
2012-2177
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aranuir
2084-2247
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aravir
2156-2319
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aragorn I
2227-2327
[note3 1]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Araglas
2296-2455
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Arahad I
2365-2523
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aragost
2431-2588
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aravorn
2497-2654
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Arahad II
2563-2719
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Arassuil
2628-2784
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Arathorn I
2693-2848
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Argonui
2757-2912
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Arador
2820-2930
[note3 2]
 
Dírhael
 
Ivorwen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Arathorn II
2873-2933
[note3 3]
 
 
 
Gilraen
2907-3007
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
*** Aragorn II
King Elessar
2931-FA 120
 
Arwen
TA 241-FA 121
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
*** Eldarion
 
Daughters
 

Notes

  1. Aragorn I was slain by wolves in eastern Eriador.
  2. Arador was slain by trolls in the mountains north of Imladris.
  3. Arathorn II was killed by an orc-arrow that pierced his eye.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "The Realms in Exile", "The Northern Line: Heirs of Isildur"
  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", "The Tale of Aragorn and Arwen"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil"