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Castamir lived III 12591 - III 1447 (188 years); he usurped the throne of Gondor in III 1437, and held it for ten years until III 1447
Race
Division
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Family
Descended from the House of Anárion
Settlements
Meaning
A 'usurper' is one who illegally takes power from its legitimate holder (in this case King Eldacar)
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The Usurper

The title of Castamir, the deposer of Eldacar

Calmacil
Rómendacil II
Calimehtar
Valacar
Unnamed father
Eldacar
Castamir
The Usurper
Ornendil
Aldamir
Unnamed sons
Angamaitë
Sanghyando

The descent of Castamir the Usurper from the Royal House of Gondor, showing his relationship to Eldacar, the rightful King whose throne he usurped for ten years between III 1437 and III 1447.

The title given to Castamir, a descendant of King Calmacil who led a revolt against Gondor's true King, Eldacar, and usurped his throne. Over the ten years of Castamir's rule, he proved to be a cruel and heartless King. His reign came to violent end when Eldacar returned from exile at the head of an avenging army.


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

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