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Vidumavi, wife of Valacar, King's Heir of Gondor, dies

Event Type: Genealogical

Age: 3rd Age - The Kings

Year: 1344

[Vidumavi] was a fair and noble lady of high courage, which she imparted to her children; but though she lived to a great age, as such was reckoned among her people, she died in 1344 [in one copy > 1332]. Then the heart of Romendakil grew heavy, foreboding the troubles that were to come. ... Already men were looking forward to the accession of Valakar when Eldakar would become heir to the crown. ... Already among the Dunedain murmurs were heard that it was a thing unheard of before that the heir to the crown, or any son of the King should wed one of lesser race, and short-lived; it was to be feared that her descendants would prove the same and fall from the majesty of the Kings of Men.

The Peoples of Middle-Earth, HoME Vol 12, Part 1, Ch 9, The Making of Appendix A: The Realms in Exile

Elena Tiriel 12Dec04

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