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The Kingdom of Rhovanion was a realm of Men in the Middle-earth region of Rhovanion that is rarely given specifications in Tolkien's books.

SummaryEdit

The kingdom of Rhovanion was founded by the northmen and stretched from Mirkwood, in the west, to Dorwinion, in the east. It had strong ties with the kingdom of Gondor and fought side by side in its wars against the Easterlings of Rhûn.

HistoryEdit

In the early Third Age, a group of Northmen who were led by a 'Prince of Rhovanion' who founded the Kingdom of Rhovanion sometime before the year TA 490. Rhovanion at this time referred only to the region where he and his people dwelt, a strip of land east of Greenwood the Great and south of Dale and Lake-town. It is possible that Dale and Lake-town formed part of the Kingdom before the Dwarven Kingdom in the Lonely Mountain was founded by the Dwarves of Durin's Folk.

The Men of Rhovanion fought with Gondor against the Easterlings of Rhûn, who threatened their lands, and when these were defeated by King Turambar of Gondor in TA 550, Rhovanion became an ally of Gondor. By TA 1200 the ruler of Rhovanion called himself the King of Rhovanion. In TA 1248 Rómendacil II of Gondor destroyed all camps of the Easterlings even beyond the Sea of Rhûn, and a strong alliance with Rhovanion was forged. Gondor withdrew its borders to the Anduin, and ceded all the lands east of Anduin to Rhovanion. From this time onward, the name Rhovanion referred to all of Wilderland.

The King of Rhovanion at this time was Vidugavia, and Prince Valacar of Gondor served in his army. Vidugavia's daughter Vidumavi married Valacar, and their son Vinitharya became King Eldacar of Gondor in TA 1432, which led to the Kin-strife in TA 1437. Eldacar fled to Rhovanion, and with a Rhovanion army, he reclaimed his Kingdom in TA 1447.

In TA 1636 the Great Plague devastated Rhovanion, killing more than half its people. This left Rhovanion weakened, and in TA 1851 the Wainriders overran and enslaved Rhovanion. For 43 years Rhovanion was enslaved, but in TA 1899 Rhovanion rebelled, while Gondor attacked the Wainriders from the west. Rhovanion was freed, but left extremely weakened. Many Men of Rhovanion left for Gondor, where they were welcomed as distant relatives. Some of them may have gone north to Dale and Lake-town after TA 1999, when the Kingdom under the Mountain was founded.

In TA 2460 Sauron returned to Dol Guldur in southern Mirkwood, although this was not learned until long after. The land gradually became more dangerous, and Rhovanion was emptied of most its people. Around TA 2510 a new group of Easterlings, the Balchoth, appeared, and they quickly took the old lands of Rhovanion. This was the final end of the Kingdom of Rhovanion after over two thousand years of independence.

Translations around the WorldEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Afrikaans Koninkryk van Rhovanion
Albanian Mbretëria Rhovanion
Arabic مملكة رهوفانيون
Aragonese Reino d'Rhovanion
Armenian Րհովանիոն թագավորություն
Asturian Reinu de Rhovanion
Azerbaijani Rhovanion krallığı
Basque Rhovanionko Erresuma
Belarusian Cyrillic Каралеўства Рhованіон
Bengali ৰহভানিওন রাজত্ব
Bosnian Kraljevina Rhovanion
Breton Rouantelezh Rhovanion
Bulgarian Cyrillic Кралство Рхованион
Catalan Regne de Rhovànion
Cebuano Gingharian sa Rhovanion
Chinese 羅馬尼安王国
Corsican Regnu di Rhovanion
Croatian Kraljevina Rhovanion
Czech Rhovanion království
Danish Kongeriget af Rhovanion
Dutch Koninkrijk van Rhovanion
Esperanto Rhovanion reĝlando
Estonian Rhovanion Kuningriik
Fijian Matanitu ni Rhovanion
Filipino Kaharian ng Rhovanion
Finnish Rhovanion kuningaskunta
French Royaume de Rhovanion
Frisian Keninkryk Rhovanion
Galician Reino de Rhovanion
Georgian რჰოვანიონ სამეფო
German Königreich Rhovanion
Greek Βασίλειο της Ροβάνιον
Hawaiian Aupuni o Rhovanion
Hebrew ממלכת רהוואניון
Hindi रहोवनिओं किंगडम
Hungarian Rhovanion Királyság
Icelandic Konungsríkið Rhovanion
Igbo Alaeze nke Rhovanion
Indonesian Kerajaan Rhovanion
Irish Gaelic Ríocht na Rhovanion
Italian Regno del Rhovanion
Japanese ロヴァニオン王国
Javanese Krajan Rhovanion
Kannada ರೋವನ್ನಿಯನ್ ಸಾಮ್ರಾಜ್ಯ
Kazakh Cyrillic Рһованіон Патшалығы
Korean 로바 니온 왕국 ?
Laotian ອານາຈັກຂອງ ຣຮໂvະນິໂນ ?
Latin Regnum Rhovanion
Latvian Rhovanionas karaliste
Lithuanian Rhovanion karalystė
Macedonian Cyrillic Кралство Рхованион
Malay Kerajaan Beraja Rhovanion
Manx Reeriaght ny Rhovanion
Mongolian Cyrillic Рhованион-ийн хаант улс
Norwegian Kongeriket av Rhovanion
Occitan Reialme d'Rhovanion
Persian پادشاهی رووانیون ?
Polish Królestwo Rhovanion
Portuguese Reino de Rhovanion
Punjabi ਰੋਵੋਨਿਅਨ ਦਾ ਰਾਜ
Romanian Regatul de Rhovanion
Romansh Rhovanion Règne
Russian Королевство Рованион
Sardinian Rennu de Rhovanion
Scots Kinrick o Rhovanion
Scottish Gaelic Rìoghachd de Rhovanion
Serbian Краљевина Рхованион (Cyrillic) Kraljevina Rhovanion (Latin)
Sesotho 'Muso oa Rhovanion
Sicilian Regnu d'Rhovanion
Sinhalese ර්හොවනිඔන් රාජධානිය
Slovak Rhovanion kráľovstvo
Slovenian Kraljevina Rhovanion
Somalian Boqortooyada Rhovanion
Spanish Reino de Rhovanion
Sudanese Karajaan Rhovanion
Swahili Ufalme wa Rhovanion
Swedish Kungariket av Rhovanion
Tajik Cyrillic Салтанати Рҳованион
Tamil ற்ஹொவநிஒந் இராச்சியம்
Telugu రహోవానిన్ సామ్రాజ్యం
Thai อาณาจักรแห่งรหโฤะนิโน
Turkish Rhovanion Krallığı
Ukrainian Cyrillic Королівство Рованіон
Urdu مملکت رہووانااون
Uzbek Рҳованион қироллиги (Cyrillic) Rhovanion qirolligi (Latin)
Venetian Regno de Rhovanion
Vietnamese Vương quốc Rhovanion
Waray Ginhadian han Rhovanion
Xhosa UBukumkani baseRhovanion
Yoruba Ilẹ̀ọba Rhovanion
Zazaki Qraliya Rhovanion
Zulu Umbuso waseRhovanion


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