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Dol Amroth was a feudal principality forming part of the Kingdom of Gondor in the southern reaches of that realm. It was ruled by the Prince of Dol Amroth; the banner of the Silver Swan of Dol Amroth flew alongside that of the White Tree throughout the Third Age.

History Edit

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An artist's rendition of the fortified city Dol Amroth

In the late First Age, Sindar refugees from Beleriand settled the area and established an Elven settlement about 50 miles north of the promontory, at Edhellond.

During the Second Age, a Númenórean family of the Faithful settled near the Elves. Elendil, who was of their kin, gave them title to rule the fief of Belfalas. They built their stronghold upon the promontory.

Dol Amroth

A map of Dol Amroth

Amroth, King of Lórien from the beginning of the Third Age, left his realm behind in TA 1981 in search of his beloved Nimrodel, who had fled from the horror unleashed by the Dwarves in Moria, along with numerous Galadhrim. He waited for her at Edhellond, for their final voyage together into the West. But Nimrodel, who loved Middle-earth as much as she did Amroth, failed to join him. When the ship was blown prematurely out to sea, he jumped overboard in a futile attempt to reach the shore to search for her and drowned in the bay. When Amroth was lost at sea in TA 1981 the last of these Elves left the region. It was from the name of this king that Dol Amroth (the "Hill of Amroth") took its name. The first Prince of Dol Amroth was Galador, the son of Imrazôr. According to legend, Imrazôr had married the Elven-lady Mithrellas, a companion of Nimrodel.

Being a coastal city, Dol Amroth was subject to occasional attacks by the Corsairs of Umbar. The fifteenth prince was slain in battle against these sea raiders in TA 2746.

In all there were twenty-one Princes of Dol Amroth before the twenty-second, Imrahil, led a company of knights and a contingent of 700 men from the city to Minas Tirith during the War of the Ring.

Population Edit

The first settlers of the area were Sindar from Beleriand (later joined by many Silvan Elves of Lothlórien) until the Faithful from Númenor came to the promontory in the late Second Age. The last Elves left in TA 1981.

The Faithful and later the Gondorians that settled in Dol Amroth never married with Middle Men so the citizens were of Númenórean blood and, according to the legend of Mithrellas, their Princes had an Elvish strain. In addition to their apparent Elven blood, the family of Númenóreans, in which the House of Dol Amroth originates from, were akin to the Lords of Andúnië, and thus related to Elendil and descended from the legendary House of Elros.

The people of Dol Amroth were tall, grey-eyed, and dark-haired. They were famous as the most skilful harp players in all of Gondor, who played at the coronation of Aragorn. The inhabitants of Dol Amroth and in the lands nearby were some of the few people of Gondor who spoke Sindarin on a daily basis.

Princes of Dol Amroth Edit

Dol Amroth

Dol Amroth's cliff face

Here follows a list of the line of Princes. Adrahil and Imrazor were given the titles of Prince of Belfalas but their descendants after them were known as the Princes of Dol Amroth. All dates are Third Age, but many names are not known, only dates of birth and death.

  • Adrahil I, Prince of Belfalas (fl. TA 1944): fought the Wainriders in 1944
  • Imrazôr, Prince of Belfalas (19502076)
  • Galador, first Prince of Dol Amroth (20042129)
  • Second Prince of Dol Amroth (2060 – 2206)
  • Third Prince of Dol Amroth (2120 – 2254)
  • Fourth Prince of Dol Amroth (2172 – 2299)
  • Fifth Prince of Dol Amroth (2225 – 2348)
  • Sixth Prince of Dol Amroth (2274 – 2400)
  • Seventh Prince of Dol Amroth (2324 – 2458)
  • Eighth Prince of Dol Amroth (2373 – 2498)
  • Ninth Prince of Dol Amroth (2418 – 2540)
  • Tenth Prince of Dol Amroth (2463 – 2582)
  • Eleventh Prince of Dol Amroth (2505 – 2623)
  • Twelfth Prince of Dol Amroth (2546 – 2660)
  • Thirteenth Prince of Dol Amroth (2588 – 2701)
  • Fourteenth Prince of Dol Amroth (2627 – 2733)
  • Fifteenth Prince of Dol Amroth (2671 – 2746: He was slain by Corsairs of Umbar)
  • Sixteenth Prince of Dol Amroth (2709 – TA 2799: Slain in battle.)
  • Seventeenth Prince of Dol Amroth (2746 – 2859)
  • Eighteenth Prince of Dol Amroth (2785 – 2899)
  • Aglahad, Nineteenth Prince of Dol Amroth (TA 28272932)
  • Angelimir, Twentieth Prince of Dol Amroth (2866 – 2977)
  • Adrahil II, Twenty-first Prince of Dol Amroth (2917 – 3010)
  • Imrahil, Twenty-second Prince of Dol Amroth (2955 – Fourth Age 34), notably a character in The Return of the King.
  • Elphir, Twenty-third Prince of Dol Amroth (2994 – Fourth Age 65).
  • Alphros, Twenty-fourth Prince of Dol Amroth (3017 – Fourth Age 93).

House of Dol AmrothEdit

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Imrazôr
   
   
Mithrellas
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Galador
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Gilmith
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Aglahad
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Angelimir
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Adrahil II
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Ivriniel
   
   
Finduilas
   
   
Denethor II
   
   
Imrahil
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Boromir
   
   
   
   
Faramir
   
   
Elphir
   
   
Erchirion
   
   
Amrothos
   
   
Lothíriel
   
   
Éomer
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Alphros
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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Etymology Edit

Dol Amroth was Sindarin for 'Hill of Amroth'.[1]

Translations around the world Edit

Foreign Language Translated name
Arabic دول أمروث
Armenian Դոլ Ամրոտհ
Belarusian Cyrillic Дол Амрот
Bengali ডল আমরথ
Bulgarian Cyrillic Дол Амротх
Catalan Dol Àmroth
Chinese 多爾安羅斯
Georgian დოლ ამროთჰ
Greek Nτολ Αμροθ
Gujarati ડોલ અમ્રથ
Hebrew דול אמרותה ?
Hindi डोल अमृथ
Japanese ドル・アムロス
Kannada ಡಾಲ್ ಅಮ್ರೋತ್
Kazakh Дол Амротһ (Cyrillic) Dol Amroth (Latin)
Korean 돌 암 로스
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Дол Амротh
Macedonian Cyrillic Дол Амротх
Marathi डेल अमृथ
Mongolian Cyrillic Дол Амротч
Nepalese डोल आम्रोथ
Russian Дол Амрот
Sinhalese ඩොල් අම්රෝට්
Tajik Cyrillic Дол Амрот
Telugu డోల్ అమ్రోత్
Thai โดลอัมร็อธ
Ukrainian Cyrillic Дол-Амрот
Uzbek Дол Амротҳ
Yiddish דאָל ײַמראָטה

References Edit

  1. The Complete Guide to Middle-earth
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