Arveleg I becomes King of Arthedain
Event Type: Genealogical
Age: 3rd Age - The Kings
An event in the Battle between Arthedain and Rhudaur; see that entry for an overview.
Arveleg I was the son of Argeleb I and became the eighth king of Arthedain at his father's premature death. He assumed the throne at the age of 47.
17. Argeleb I born 1226 lived 130 years slain 1356
18. Arveleg I born 1309 lived 100 years slain 1409
The Peoples of Middle-Earth, HoME Vol 12, Part 1, Ch 7, The Heirs of Elendil: The Northern Line of Arnor: The Isildurioni
Argeleb ... was slain in battle with Rhudaur and Angmar.
Arveleg son of Argeleb, with the help of Cardolan and Lindon, drove back his enemies from the Hills; and for many years Arthedain and Cardolan held in force a frontier along the Weather Hills, the Great Road, and the lower Hoarwell. ...
A great host came out of Angmar in 1409, and crossing the river entered Cardolan and surrounded Weathertop. The Dúnedain were defeated and Arveleg was slain.
The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers: Eriador, Arnor, and the Heirs of Isildur: The North-kingdom and the Dúnedain
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