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Araphant, King of Arthedain, dies

Event Type: Genealogical

Age: 3rd Age - The Kings

Year: 1964

Araphant, son of Araval, 14th king of Arthedain, dies out of natural causes. He ruled for 73 years.

Lord of the Rings: Return of the King Appx. A Part I Section ii "The Realms in Exile"

"It was in the reign of Araphant in the North and of Ondoher son of Calimehtar in the South that the two kingdoms again took counsel together after long silence and estrangement. For at last they perceived that some single power and will was directing the assault
from many quarters upon the survivors of Númenor. It was at that time that Arvedui heir of Araphant wedded Fíriel daughter of Ondoher (1940)."

Lord of the Rings: Return of the King Appx. A Part I Section iv "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion"

If the date of his death was correct, then his son, Arvedui, claimed the Crown of Gondor when he was still a prince (1944). However, this could be acceptable considering that Arvedui was claiming the throne using the reason that he was the husband of Firiel, daughter of King Ondoher of Gondor.

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