Aranarth, Chieftain of the Dúnedain, dies
Event Type: Genealogical
Age: 3rd Age - The Stewards
[Aranarth, son of King Arvedui (last King of the North-kingdom), first Chieftain of the Dúnedain, dies out of natural causes. He led for 130 years and lived for 164* years.]
26. (and 24th heir of Isildur)
1. Aranarth born 1938 lived 168 years died 2106
The Peoples of Middle-Earth, HoME Vol 12, Part 1, Ch 7, The Heirs of Elendil: The Chieftains of the Dúnedain
1976 Aranarth takes the title of Chieftain of the Dúnedain.
The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix B, The Tale of Years: The Third Age
After Arvedui the North-kingdom ended, for the Dúnedain were now few and all the peoples of Eriador diminished. Yet the line of the kings was continued by the Chieftains of the Dúnedain, of whom Aranarth son of Arvedui was the first. Arahael his son was fostered in Rivendell, and so were all the sons of the chieftains after him; and there also were kept the heirlooms of their house: the ring of Barahir, the shards of Narsil, the star of Elendil, and the sceptre of Annúminas.
The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers: Eriador, Arnor, and the Heirs of Isildur
*Note: Due to the inconsistancy with the dates of Arvedui's marriage (1940) and the birth of his eldest son (1938), 1942 is estimated as his birth year to fit the chronology.
Loquacious 03.20.04, May 30 05