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'''Prince''' was a hereditary title conferred by the kings of [[Gondor]]. It was first given by [[Elendil]] to a house of [[Númenorean]] nobles{{ref|1}}, to which he was related to, that had settled in [[Belfalas]]; in or near to [[Edhellond]]. Some two thousand years later, after the drowning of [[Amroth]], [[Galador]] was the first of this line to use the title [[Prince of Dol Amroth]]{{ref|2}}.
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'''Prince''', or '''Ernil''' in [[Sindarin]],<ref name="MT">[[J.R.R. Tolkien]], ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'', ''[[The Return of the King]]'', "[[Minas Tirith (chapter)|Minas Tirith]]"</ref> was a hereditary title conferred by the kings of [[Gondor]].
  
In [[Third Age 3019|T.A. 3019]] King [[Aragorn II]] of Gondor created the title [[Prince of Ithilien]] and gave it to [[Faramir son of Denethor II|Faramir]], the last [[Ruling Steward]].
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==History==
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The title was first given by [[Elendil]] to a house of [[Númenóreans|Númenórean]] nobles, to whom he was related, that had settled in [[Belfalas]] in or near to [[Edhellond]].<ref>[[J.R.R. Tolkien]], [[Christopher Tolkien]] (ed.), ''[[Unfinished Tales]]'', "[[Cirion and Eorl]]", note 39</ref> Some two thousand years later, after the drowning of [[Amroth]], [[Galador]] was the first of this line to use the title [[Prince of Dol Amroth]].<ref>[[J.R.R. Tolkien]], [[Christopher Tolkien]] (ed.), ''[[Unfinished Tales]]'', "[[The History of Galadriel and Celeborn]]"</ref>
  
[[Peregrin Took]] was also informally known as the [[Prince of the Halflings]] by the people of [[Minas Tirith]] during his time there.
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In {{TA|3019}} King [[Aragorn|Elessar]] of Gondor created the title [[Prince of Ithilien]] and gave it to [[Faramir]], the last [[Ruling Steward]].<ref name="SaK">[[J.R.R. Tolkien]], ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'', ''[[The Return of the King]]'', "[[The Steward and the King]]"</ref>
  
== References ==
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[[Peregrin Took]] was also informally known as the [[Prince of the Halflings]] by the people of [[Minas Tirith]] during his time there.<ref name="MT"/>
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# ''[[Unfinished Tales]]'', [[Cirion and Eorl]], Note 39.
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# ''[[Unfinished Tales]]'', [[The History of Galadriel and Celeborn]].
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Latest revision as of 21:32, 11 October 2012

Prince, or Ernil in Sindarin,[1] was a hereditary title conferred by the kings of Gondor.

[edit] History

The title was first given by Elendil to a house of Númenórean nobles, to whom he was related, that had settled in Belfalas in or near to Edhellond.[2] Some two thousand years later, after the drowning of Amroth, Galador was the first of this line to use the title Prince of Dol Amroth.[3]

In T.A. 3019 King Elessar of Gondor created the title Prince of Ithilien and gave it to Faramir, the last Ruling Steward.[4]

Peregrin Took was also informally known as the Prince of the Halflings by the people of Minas Tirith during his time there.[1]

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "Minas Tirith"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Cirion and Eorl", note 39
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The History of Galadriel and Celeborn"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Steward and the King"