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Arveleg II

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For his past namesake the eighth King of Arthedain see: Argeleb I.

Argeleb IIwas the son of King Araphor of Arthedain, and was named for his great-grandfather Argeleb I.

BiographyEdit

He came to the throne in TA 1743 at the death of his father. During his rule the Great Plague was at its full strength in Eriador, and most of the people of Cardolan perished, especially in Minhiriath. The Hobbits and other peoples living in Arnor all suffered greatly, but the plague lessened as it went north, and the north of Arthedain was scarcely affected.

Still it saw the end of Cardolan, and the last prince of Cardolan was buried in the Barrowdowns in the same mound Frodo Baggins was later caught in. Evil spirits sent by Angmar passed through Rhudaur to Cardolan, and began to dwell in the Barrowdowns.

Perhaps because of the loss of population, he granted the Shire to the Hobbits. Before these lands had been a the royal hunting grounds. Argeleb was succeeded at his death in TA 1813 by his son Araval after ruling for seventy-years.[2]

Preceded by:
Arvegil
King of Arthedain
TA 1743 - TA 1813
Followed by:
Araval


Kings of Arnor & Kings of Arthedain
Arnor Elendil | Isildur | Valandil | Eldacar | Arantar | Tarcil | Tarondor | Valandur | Elendur | Eärendur
Restoration Period:  Aragorn II Elessar | Eldarion
Arthedain Amlaith | Beleg | Mallor | Celepharn | Celebrindor | Malvegil | Argeleb I | Arveleg I | Araphor | Argeleb II | Arvegil | Arveleg II | Araval | Araphant | Arvedui


ReferencesEdit

  1. The History of Middle-earth, Vol. 12: The Peoples of Middle-earth, VII: "The Heirs of Elendil"
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A: Annals of the Kings and Rulers, I: The Númenórean Kings, (iii): "Eriador, Arnor, and the Heirs of Isildur"

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