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Fréawine

Fréawine
Rohir
Biographical Information
TitlesKing of Rohan
LocationRohan
LanguageRohirric and Westron
BirthT.A. 2594
RuleT.A. 2659 - 2680
DeathT.A. 2680 (aged 86)
Family
HouseHouse of Eorl
ParentageFréa
ChildrenGoldwine
Physical Description
GenderMale

Fréawine (Third Age 2594 – 2680, aged 86 years) was fifth King of Rohan.

[edit] History

Fréawine was the son of Fréa and grandson of Aldor the Old. On account of his grandfather's immensely long reign, Fréawine, like his father before him, became Rohan's King in his old age, when he was already more than sixty years old. Little is said of his twenty-one years as King, except that it was a time of peace and plenty in the Mark. Fréawine was succeeded by his son Goldwine.[1]

It's possible that Fréawine had other descendants who eventually were mingled with the Dunlendings who returned after the time of Goldwine. Lord Freca claimed to be one of his descendants.[2]

[edit] Etymology

Fréawine is an Old English name that means "lord-friend".

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The House of Eorl", "The Kings of the Mark"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The House of Eorl"
Fréawine
House of Eorl
Born: T.A. 2594 Died: T.A. 2680
Preceded by:
Fréa
5th King of Rohan
T.A. 2659 - 2680
Followed by:
Goldwine