Also called: Estel, Elfstone, Elessar, Strider, Longshanks, Wingfoot, Thorongil, Envinyatar ('The Renewer'), Dúnadan, Chieftain of the Dúnedain, Telcontar.

Aragorn II was the son of Arathorn and Gilraen, and an only child. He was born on March 1st, 2931 of the Third Age, he was the thirty-ninth generation of the heirs of Isildur.

Aragorn was only two years old when his father died, so his mother took him to live in Rivendell. There, he was given the name Estel to hide his true identity and heritage because Sauron was searching to see if any heir of Isildur lived.

Estel often went out into the wild with Elrond's sons, Elladan and Elrohir. One day they returned, and it was said that Estel had done great things. Elrond decided that it was the time to tell him his true heritage. Elrond gave to Aragorn the tokens of his house, the Ring of Barahir and the Shards of Narsil.

The next day, Aragorn was walking in the woods of Rivendell when he met Arwen for the first time. He had been singing of Lúthien and thought that she had appeared to him. From that moment on he loved her.

Elrond could see what was in Aragorn's heart, and told him that he would have no wife until he had proved himself worthy, and that Arwen would live the life of the Elves as long as Elrond was in Middle-earth.

The next day Aragorn said farewell to Elrond, Arwen, and his mother, and went into the wild. He fought in the cause against Sauron, and made friends with Gandalf the Grey. For a while he journeyed with Gandalf and gained much wisdom from him.

More and more he travelled alone, and under different names. He rode with the Rohirrim and fought for Gondor under the name of Thorongil. He ventured into the East to reveal the plots of Sauron.

When he was forty-nine he stopped in Lothlórien. He didn't know at first that Arwen was there. They met, and decided that one day they would be married.

When Elrond next saw him, he told him that Arwen would not wed anyone less than King of both Gondor and Arnor. Aragorn went back into the wild, and Arwen thought of him often, and started to make a standard that the heir of Elendil could use.

Just before the War of the Ring he met the hobbits in Bree, where he was known as Strider. He led them to Rivendell and was made a member of the Fellowship. When Gandalf fell he was their leader.

In the War of the Ring, he took the Paths of the Dead, and came in the enemy's ships to save the battle. It was on one of these ships that the standard Arwen had made was unfurled.

When the war was over, and Sauron destroyed, he was crowned King, and wed Arwen in Gondor. They had children, a son called Eldarion and an unknown number of unnamed daughters.

In 16 of the Fourth Age he met his friends in The Shire by the Brandywine Bridge, and he gave the Star of the Dúnedain to Samwise.

On March 1st, 120 of the Fourth Age he died, with Arwen by his side. Arwen herself traveled then to Lothlórien, where, come winter, she laid herself down and died as well.
Encyclopedia entry originally written by Hathaldir