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Dates
II 32091 - III 2 (234 years)
King of both Arnor and Gondor from II 3441 (the last year of the Second Age)
Race
Division
Culture
Originally a Númenórean; later a founding King of Gondor
Settlements
Raised at Andúnië in Númenor, later ruled Gondor from Osgiliath
Family
Pronunciation
isi'ldoorr
Meaning
'Devoted to the Moon'
Titles

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Isildur

Elendil’s mighty son and heir

High Kings of the Dúnedain in Middle-earth

Kings of Arnor

Kings of Gondor

Eldest son and heir of Elendil, who cut the One Ring from the hand of Sauron after the Siege of Barad-dûr. He was lost with his company and three eldest sons at the Disaster of the Gladden Fields early in the Third Age.


Notes

1

The date of Isildur's birth appears only in The History of Middle-earth volume XII, The Peoples of Middle-earth. It cannot therefore be considered completely reliable.

See also...

Accursed Years, Amlaith of Fornost, Anárion, Angmar, Aragost, Arahad I, Arahad II, Arantar, Aratan, Arathorn II, Aravir, Argonath, Arnor, Atarinya, Black Master, [See the full list...]

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  • Updated 7 November 1998
  • Updates planned: 17

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