The Brief History of
Father of Aragorn II, in chronological order
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2873 Birth of Arathorn II, son of Arador (Chieftain of the
Dúnedain). (d. 2933)
2907 Birth of Gilraen, mother of Aragorn II. (d. 3007)
2929 Arathorn II marries Gilraen
When Arathorn sought to marry Gilraen, her father, Dírhael, was
opposed to the marriage because Gilraen was young and Arathorn of full
and Dírhael foresaw that Arathorn would die young. His wife
however, answered: "The more need of haste! The days are darkening
the storm, and great things are to come. If these two wed now, hope may
born for our people; but if they delay, it will not come while this age
The foresight of both proved true: Arathorn was
by an orc-arrow while riding against the orcs with the sons of Elrond,
four years after his marriage to Gilraen, and two years after the birth
their son, Aragorn.
2930 Arathorn II, becomes Fifteenth
Chieftain of the Dúnedain when father Arador is slain by trolls
the mountains north of Imladris.
2931 Birth of Aragorn II, Sixteenth
Chieftain of the Dúnedain, later King Elessar of Arnor and
One of the Nine Companions of the Ring.
2933 Arathorn II dies
in battle with Orcs. Gilraen his wife takes their son, Aragorn II, to
There he is raised by Elrond, but his true identity is hidden from him
he reaches twenty years of age.
Reference: Lord of the Rings