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Telemnar, King of Gondor, and his children die in the Great Plague

Event Type: Genealogical

Age: 3rd Age - The Kings

Year: 1636

Description:
An event in the Great Plague; see that entry for an overview:

... Minardil †1634, Telemnar †1636. Telemnar and all his children perished in the plague; he was succeeded by his nephew, the son of Minastan, second son of Minardil. Tarondor 1798 ...

The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers: The Realms in Exile


The Great Plague devastates Gondor. Death of King Telemnar and his children. The White Tree dies in Minas Anor.

The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix B, The Tale of Years: The Third Age

The second and greatest evil came upon Gondor in the reign of Telemnar, the twenty-sixth king ... a deadly plague came with dark winds out of the East. The King and all his children died, and great numbers of the people of Gondor, especially those that lived in Osgiliath. ...

When King Telemnar died the White Tree of Minas Anor also withered and died. But Tarondor, his nephew, who succeeded him, replanted a seedling in the citadel.

The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers: Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion

Contributors:
Elena Tiriel 11Dec04; Tanaqui: link to Great Plague overview added 25Apr05

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