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Already in his eighties by the time of the events of The Lord of the Rings, Aragorn has spent much of his life on errantry, usually under assumed names to protect the secret of his identity. He is known in Bree as Strider, a slightly disreputable persona he adopted while secretly guarding the Shire with his fellow Rangers (or Dúnedain).
The restoration of the line of Elendil to the throne of Gondor is a major subplot of The Lord of the Rings; Aragorn's adventures not only aid Frodo in his Quest, but also bring him closer to the kingship. Upon Sauron's defeat, in TA 3019, Aragorn is crowned as King Elessar. He marries Arwen Undómiel shortly afterwards, and rules the reunited kingdom of Gondor and Arnor until year 120 of the Fourth Age (TA 3141). He died after 210 years of life and 122 years of reign. He was succeeded by his son Eldarion. A number of daughters are also mentioned but not named.
Aragorn is also known as the Dunadan, Strider, Elessar Telcontar ("elfstone strider"), and Estel ("hope").