Meaning: last king
Type/Kind: Dunadan of the North
Title(s): 15th King of Arthedain
Dates: died III 1975
Araphant, 14th King of Arthedain
Fíriel, daughter of Ondoher, King of Gondor
Aranarth, 1st Chieftain of the Dúnedain
other unnamed sons
Arvedui was indeed the last king, as his name signifies. It is said that this name was given to him at his birth by Malbeth the Seer, who said to his father: 'Arvedui you shall call him, for he will be the last in Arthedain.'
The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers: Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion
Arvedui weds Fíriel, daughter of Ondoher of Gondor.
Arvedui claims the crown of Gondor. Arvedui's claim is rejected.
Death of King Araphant. Arvedui becomes King of Arnor.
End of the North-kingdom. Arvedui takes refuge with the Lossoth.
Arvedui drowned in the Bay of Forochel.
Note: There is a textual discrepancy as to the date of Arvedui's death. In the 1978 edition of RotK, Appendix A gave the date as 1974, while Appendix B had it as 1975. In current editions they both read 1975. Peoples of Middle-earth, HoMe 12, gives it as 1974 in several places, and p 195 has 1974, followed by 1975 in parentheses.
Note added 20Mar05 Lyllyn