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The dates given here refer to the time this title was actually in use (that is, while the realm of Angmar survived). The Witch-king himself had been in Middle-earth for at least 2,500 years before taking this title, and would survive for more than a millennium after the destruction of his realm. For complete details of his nefarious career, see the entry for Lord of the Nazgûl


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  • Updated 20 February 1999
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Witch-king of Angmar

A guise of the Lord of the Nazgûl

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The title taken by the Lord of the Nazgûl in the middle of the Third Age, when he founded the northern realm of Angmar in opposition to the northern lands of the Dúnedain (Arthedain and its allies).

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