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The '''Chieftains of the Dúnedain''' were the hereditary rulers of the [[Rangers of the North]].
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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 were raised in [[Rivendell]], where the heirlooms of the [[House of Isildur]], were also kept.
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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 continued to take the kingly prefix of ''[[ara|ar(a)-]]'', to signify their royal heritage and their right to rule Arnor. When the line of [[Anárion]] failed, the Chieftains considered themselves the heirs of Anárion through their ancestor [[Fíriel]]; none of the Chieftains ever forgot Arvedui's claim to the throne.<ref name="Third">{{PM|Third}}</ref>
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The people of Arthedain became known as the [[Rangers of the North]], a wandering people quite content with living in secret. Due to the destruction of Angmar, and the [[Watchful Peace]], which followed after [[Wizards|Wizard]] [[Gandalf]] drove [[Sauron]] out of [[Dol Guldur]], there was little evil in [[Eriador]] and attacks by the enemy were few and far between.
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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>{{HM|Guide}}, p. 69</ref>
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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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[[Category:Rulers of Middle-earth]]
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[[Category:Dúnedain of the North|*]]
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[[Category:Chieftains of the Dúnedain|*]]
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[[Category:Mannish titles]]
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[[de:Stammesführer der Dúnedain]]
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[[fr:encyclo:personnages:hommes:3a:dunedain:dunedain_du_nord:chefs_des_dunedain_du_nord]]
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[[fi:Dúnedainin päämiehet]]
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