that is gold does not glitter,
He was the last Dunedain chieftain. Born in 2931 of the third age and raised by Elrond. He fell in love with Elrondís daughter Arwen but Elrond would not permit marriage until Aragorn became rightful King of Arnor and Gondor. Argorn being a Dunedain lord he was blessed with a life-span that was 3 times a normal man. He met Gandalf the wizard in 2956 and they became good friends. He met Frodo Baggins at the Inn of the Prancing Pony in Bree helping guide him to Rivendell pursued by the Nine. In 3018 he became one of the 9 in the Fellowship of the Ring, and helped rout Sarumanís troops at the battle of Hornburg. He commanded the Dead Men of Dunharrow and captured the black fleet of Pelargir. His arrival at the battle of Pelennor Fields saved Gondor. After the war he became King Elesser (Elfstone), and lived until 120 of the Fourth Age.
(Passage taken from The Fellowship of the Ring; Book I, Chapter X.)