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Arathorn II of the Dúnedain born

Event Type: Genealogical

Age: 3rd Age - The Stewards

Year: 2873

Description:

Arathorn II, son of Arador, later fifteenth Chieftain of the Dúnedain, was born. He was the father of Aragorn II, King Elessar Telcontar.
Canon sources do not provide his actual birth date, but the year can be calculated with a combination of the date of his death and his age at that time:

2933
Arathorn II slain. ...

The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix B, The Tale of Years: The Third Age

... he proved indeed shortlived for one of his race, being but sixty years old when he fell.

The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers: The Tale of Aragorn and Arwen

Fortunately, the calculated date agrees with an earier draft of Tolkien's works:

Arathorn II. Born 2873 lived 60 years +slain 2933.

The Peoples of Middle-Earth, HoME Vol 12, Part 1, Ch 7, The Heirs of Elendil: The Chieftains of the Dúnedain

Contributors:
Elena Tiriel 28Nov04, 22Jun06
Loquacious Jan 16 04

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