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Dol Amroth

In J. R. R. Tolkien's fictional universe of Middle-earth, Dol Amroth was a princedom which formed part of the kingdom of Gondor.

The first Lord of Dol Amroth was Galador, son of Imraz˘r the N˙menˇrean. Imraz˘r was the son of Adrahil I, who was already known as the Prince, and lived in Belfalas. At some point Imraz˘r moved to the area where once was the elven haven of Edhellond. According to tradition, there he married Mithrellas, a Silvan Elf of Lˇrien who had accompanied Nimrodel, the beloved of Lˇrien's king Amroth, on her journey towards Edhellond, but had become lost along with her mistress. Therefore Galador and his descendants had claim to Elven blood.

After Imraz˘r's death (Mithrellas' fate is nowhere described, only that she eventually left Imraz˘r and Galador), Galador went on to found the city and later the princedom of Dol Amroth. He is counted as its first Lord. The specific date of its foundation is nowhere recounted.

The lands of Dol Amroth were also known as Dor-en-Ernil, or 'Lands of the Prince': anciently this name was applied to the area of Belfalas where Adrahil I and Imraz˘r lived, but after Galador it was applied to the area of Dol Amroth itself.

Here follows a list of the line of Princes. All dates are Third Age, but many names are not known, only dates of birth and death.

Imrahil was one of the commanders of the army of Gondor during the War of the Ring, and for a while commanded the city of Minas Tirith. After the War he went back to Dol Amroth, remaining a councellor to King Elessar. He was succeeded by his son Elphir.

Imrahil's sister Finduilas married Denethor II, Steward of Gondor and was the mother of Boromir and Faramir. Lothiriel, daughter of Imrahil, married ╔omer, King of Rohan.