Elf, Sindar
? - S.A. 3434
Oropher was the father of Thranduil, who was known as the "Elvenking" in The Hobbit, and grandfather of Legolas.2

He was initially the "King of the Silvan Elves east of Anduin".3 When Oropher retreated northward in Greenwood the Great he became known as "King of the Elves of Greenwood the Great".2, 4 Although a Sinda himself, Oropher ruled over mostly Silvan elves.3

He died in the first assault upon Mordor in the War of the Last Alliance. His son, Thranduil, survived and succeeded him as king.2
Positions & titles
King of the Silvan Elves east of Anduin -
King of the Silvan Elves of Greenwood the Great - S.A. 3434
, Unfinished Tales, The History of Galadriel and Celeborn, Appendix B: The Sindarin Princes of the Silvan Elves
, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, The Second Age
, Unfinished Tales, The Disaster of the Gladden Fields, Note 14
, Unfinished Tales, Index
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