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Encyclopedia > Shaddam Corrino IV
Emperor Shaddam Corrino IV, portrayed by José Ferrer in Dune (1984)
Emperor Shaddam Corrino IV, portrayed by José Ferrer in Dune (1984)

Shaddam Corrino IV is a character in the fictional Dune universe of Frank Herbert. Shaddam IV was Padishah Emperor of the known universe at the time of Dune. His ascension to the throne was chronicled in the Prelude to Dune series. ImageMetadata File history File links Shaddam_corrino_iv. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Shaddam_corrino_iv. ... José Ferrer José Vicente Ferrer de Otero y Cintrón (January 8, 1909 – January 26, 1992), was an actor and film director, born in Santurce, Puerto Rico. ... Dune is a 1984 science fiction film directed by David Lynch and based on the 1965 Frank Herbert novel of the same name and containing elements from the later parts. ... The fictional Dune universe, or Duniverse is the political, scientific, and social setting of author Frank Herberts six-book Dune series of science-fiction novels. ... Frank Herbert (1920 - 1986) Frank Patrick Herbert (October 8, 1920 – February 11, 1986) was a critically acclaimed and commercially successful American science fiction author. ... Emperor Shaddam Corrino IV, portrayed by José Ferrer in Dune (1984) The Padishah Emperor was the title of the hereditary rulers of the Padishah Empire in Frank Herberts fictional Dune universe. ... Dune is a science fiction novel written by Frank Herbert and published in 1965. ... The Prelude to Dune trilogy was written by Brian Herbert (son of Frank Herbert) and Kevin J. Anderson and based in part on Frank Herberts notes, found after his death. ...

Shaddam was born in year 10,119 A.G. (After Guild), the son of Elrood Corrino IX, the 80th Padishah Emperor of the Known Universe and the ruler of the Imperial House Corrino. During his childhood, Shaddam became close friends with Count Hasimir Fenring (10,118 - 10,225), whose mother Lady Chaola Fenring was a Bene Gesserit and lady-in-waiting to Shaddam's mother Habla, the fourth wife of Elrood IX. Lady Fenring served as wet nurse to both her son Hasimir and Shaddam; according to one source, Fenring's mother may also have been a sister to Elrood. The Spacing Guild is a fictional organization in Frank Herberts Dune universe created in a series of science fiction novels starting in Dune and ending with Chapterhouse Dune. ... Elrood Corrino IX is a character from Frank Herberts Dune universe. ... Emperor Shaddam Corrino IV, portrayed by José Ferrer in Dune (1984) The Padishah Emperor was the title of the hereditary rulers of the Padishah Empire in Frank Herberts fictional Dune universe. ... Emperor Frederick Corrino IV, played by Adrian Sparks, seated on the Golden Lion Throne (as seen in the computer game Dune 2000 by Westwood Studios) For the novel of the same name, see Dune: House Corrino. ... Hasimir Fenring is a fictional character in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... The Bene Gesserit (as seen in the prologue of Dune) The Bene Gesserit (from Latin or Arabic: see the origin of the name) are a key social, religious and political force in Frank Herberts science fiction universe of Dune. ... Emperor Frederick Corrino IV, played by Adrian Sparks, seated on the Golden Lion Throne (as seen in the computer game Dune 2000 by Westwood Studios) For the novel of the same name, see Dune: House Corrino. ... A wet nurse is a woman who nurses a baby not her own. ...

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Prelude to Dune

In year 10,156, Shaddam succeeded his father as the 81st Emperor of the House Corrino; it was speculated that he and Fenring had somehow orchestrated Elrood's death. This was confirmed in Dune: House Atreides when Elrood was poisoned by slow acting chaumurky administered to him by Fenring (at Shaddam's bidding). It was also revealed that not only had Shaddam been complicit in the murder of his elder brother, the Crown Prince Fafnir, but he had slipped contraceptives into the food of his own mother, Habla, so she couldn't conceive another son and rival to him. House Atreides is the first book in a prequel trilogy to the Dune series, set before the events of Frank Herberts original works. ... Sandworm from the cover of Heretics of Dune. ...


According to Paul Atreides, Shaddam managed to secure his throne by providing the Spacing Guild with melange from planet Arrakis and arranging his own marriage to a Bene Gesserit. His marriage to Lady Anirul Sadow-Tonkin Corrino (died in year 10,176 A.G.) resulted in the birth of five daughters: Irulan Corrino, Chalice Corrino, Wensicia Corrino, Josifa Corrino and Rugi Corrino. Paul Atreides, as portrayed by Kyle MacLachlan in David Lynchs Dune (1985), wielding the infamous Weirding Module. Paul Orestes Atreides is a fictional character in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... Look up Melange in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Arrakis, (derived from the Arabic name ar-rāqiṣ, the dancer, originally a star-name for Mu Draconis) later Rakis (known colloquially as Dune) is a fictional desert planet featured in the Dune novels by Frank Herbert, where it is the home of the Fremen (Zensunni wanderers) and later, the... The Bene Gesserit (as seen in the prologue of Dune) The Bene Gesserit (from Latin or Arabic: see the origin of the name) are a key social, religious and political force in Frank Herberts science fiction universe of Dune. ... In Frank Herberts Dune novels, Lady Anirul Sadow-Tonkin Corrino was a Bene Gesserit of hidden rank who was married to the 81st Padishah Emperor Shaddam IV. Lady Anirul is mostly remembered as the mother of Princess Irulan Corrino (Saint Irulan-The-Virgin) and the grandmother of Harq al... Julie Cox as Princess Irulan in the miniseries Frank Herberts Dune. ... Emperor Frederick Corrino IV, played by Adrian Sparks, seated on the Golden Lion Throne (as seen in the computer game Dune 2000 by Westwood Studios) For the novel of the same name, see Dune: House Corrino. ... Princess Wensicia Corrino, portrayed by Susan Sarandon in the Children of Dune miniseries Princess Wensicia Corrino is a fictional character from the Dune universe of Frank Herbert. ... Emperor Frederick Corrino IV, played by Adrian Sparks, seated on the Golden Lion Throne (as seen in the computer game Dune 2000 by Westwood Studios) For the novel of the same name, see Dune: House Corrino. ... Emperor Frederick Corrino IV, played by Adrian Sparks, seated on the Golden Lion Throne (as seen in the computer game Dune 2000 by Westwood Studios) For the novel of the same name, see Dune: House Corrino. ...


Shaddam's lack of legitimate sons (orchestrated by the Bene Gesserit) ensured that he was the last Emperor of House Corrino. His heir would be a son-in-law belonging to another noble House. This realisation did not prevent Shaddam from efforts to maintain imperial power. Years 10,156 through 10,172 would see the ranks of nobility double in number. The growing competition among the nobles effectively prevented them from joining against the Emperor. // Nobility is a traditional hereditary status (see hereditary titles) that exists today in many countries (mainly present or former monarchies). ... Competition is the act of striving against another force for the purpose of achieving dominance or attaining a reward or goal, or out of a biological imperative such as survival. ...

Emperor Shaddam Corrino IV, portrayed by Giancarlo Giannini in the Dune miniseries
Emperor Shaddam Corrino IV, portrayed by Giancarlo Giannini in the Dune miniseries

The foundation of Shaddam's power at the time were considered to be the Sardaukar, his imperial army of soldier-fanatics. However provisions for their training between years 10,163 and 10,193 steadily decreased. This was presumably a result of the reported rise of noble court expenses during the time. Image File history File links Shaddamiv. ... Image File history File links Shaddamiv. ... Giancarlo Giannini (born August 1, 1942) is an Italian actor. ... Frank Herberts Dune was a three-part miniseries based on the Dune novel by Frank Herbert. ... The Sardaukar were a fictional army from Frank Herberts Dune universe, as depicted in the Dune series of science fiction novels. ... A royal or noble court, as an instrument of government broader than a court of justice, comprises an extended household centered on a patron whose rule may govern law or be governed by it. ...


Dune

During the events of the original novel Dune, Shaddam reportedly felt threatened from reports about his cousin Duke Leto Atreides, whose small army trained under Thufir Hawat, Gurney Halleck and Duncan Idaho was stated to be well-trained enough to rival the Imperial Sardaukar. Consequently, the Emperor conspired with Baron Vladimir Harkonnen], leader of House Harkonnen and longtime rival of Leto. Duke Leto Atreides, portrayed by William Hurt in the Dune miniseries Leto Atreides I is a fictional character in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Thufir Hawat, portrayed by Freddie Jones in the 1984 movie Thufir Hawat, portrayed by Jan Vlasák in the Dune miniseries Thufir Hawat is a fictional character in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... Gurney Halleck is a fictional soldier in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... Duncan Idaho is a fictional character in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... Baron Vladimir Harkonnen, portrayed by Kenneth McMillan in Dune (1984) The Baron Vladimir Harkonnen is a fictional character from the science fiction series Dune. ... Emblem of House Harkonnen from Emperor: Battle for Dune For the novel of the same name, see Dune: House Harkonnen. ...


Leto was pressured to surrender his native planet Caladan to Count Fenring (siridar in absentia) and to receive in exchange Arrakis, the only known source of the all-important spice. Leto chose to obey, but he and most of his army were soon slain as a result of a combined invasion by Sardaukar and Harkonnen forces. The Emperor considered the threat posed by the House Atreides to have ended. However, the Lady Jessica (the illegitimate daughter of Baron Harkonnen and concubine to Duke Leto) and her son Paul Atreides survived. They were given sanctuary by the Fremen and as a result of their skills would soon rise to their leadership. Caladan is a fictional planet in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... Arrakis, (derived from the Arabic name ar-rāqiṣ, the dancer, originally a star-name for Mu Draconis) later Rakis (known colloquially as Dune) is a fictional desert planet featured in the Dune novels by Frank Herbert, where it is the home of the Fremen (Zensunni wanderers) and later, the... Look up Melange in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Emblem of House Atreides from Emperor: Battle for Dune For the novel of the same name, see Dune: House Atreides. ... Lady Jessica Atreides, portrayed by Saskia Reeves in the Dune miniseries Jessica Atreides is a fictional character in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... Look up concubine in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Paul Atreides, as portrayed by Kyle MacLachlan in David Lynchs Dune (1985), wielding the infamous Weirding Module. Paul Orestes Atreides is a fictional character in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... Spoiler warning: The Fremen are a group of people in the Dune series of science fiction novels by Frank Herbert. ...


By year 10,193 Paul had managed to lead the Fremen in capturing most territories of Arrakis. As a result, the Fremen were able to threaten the spice trade. The Emperor and part of his army soon arrived to address this challenge. Shaddam would prove to be overconfident in the superiority of his forces over their enemy. Despite the advice of Baron Harkonnen, Shaddam only took minimal precautions for the possibility of an attack against them in the stated belief that the Fremen would not even dare to approach. The attack found them unprepared. The Fremen managed to slay most of the present Sardaukar. The Emperor and his escort had to surrender. He was brought to Paul, who proceeded in stating his terms. As Chani was Paul's official concubine, he demanded to receive Princess Irulan as wife and to be named heir to the throne. Shaddam had to agree. Chani (short for Chanisihayah) is a fictional character featured in Frank Herberts science fiction Dune universe. ...


In 10,196 he was effectively exiled to his ancestral planet of Salusa Secundus along with his four younger daughters and Count Fenring. This ended his reign of forty years. Princess Irulan was named Regent but her consort effectively acted as Emperor. According to Appendix IV: The Almanak en-Ashraf (Selected Excerpts of the Noble Houses) in Dune, Shaddam IV died in 10,202 A.G. after 83 years of life. Salusa Secundus is a fictional planet appearing in Frank Herberts Dune universe. ... // High public office A regent, from the Latin regens who reigns is anyone who acts as head of state, especially if not the monarch (who has higher titles). ...


In adaptations

Shaddam IV was portrayed by José Ferrer in the 1984 David Lynch film adaptation Dune, and by Giancarlo Giannini in the 2000 Dune miniseries. In the 1984 film, Shaddam is said to be over 200 years old, as the Guild representatives remind him of the importance of the spice which extends life. José Ferrer José Vicente Ferrer de Otero y Cintrón (January 8, 1909 – January 26, 1992), was an actor and film director, born in Santurce, Puerto Rico. ... David Keith Lynch (born January 20, 1946, in Missoula, Montana) is an American filmmaker. ... Dune is a 1984 science fiction film directed by David Lynch and based on the 1965 Frank Herbert novel of the same name and containing elements from the later parts. ... Giancarlo Giannini (born August 1, 1942) is an Italian actor. ... Frank Herberts Dune was a three-part miniseries based on the Dune novel by Frank Herbert. ...


Computer games

Speculations are that the Emperor Corrino in the Dune games is actually Shaddam IV himself, since the Emperor resembles Shaddam from the 1984 movie. In Dune II and Dune 2000, the Emperor puts the three Great Houses of the Landsraad — the Atreides, the Harkonnens and the Ordos — in a war for the supremacy of Arrakis. In the end, he is murdered by the Bene Gesserit Sister Lady Elara. Dune is a 1984 science fiction film directed by David Lynch and based on the 1965 Frank Herbert novel of the same name and containing elements from the later parts. ... Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty (also known as Dune II: Battle for Arrakis in Europe and in the Mega Drive/Genesis port) is a Dune computer game, released by Westwood Studios in 1992. ... Dune 2000 is a Dune computer game, released by Westwood Studios in 1998. ... The Landsraad was a fictional organisation in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... Emblem of House Harkonnen from Emperor: Battle for Dune For the novel of the same name, see Dune: House Harkonnen. ... Ordos can refer to: the Ordos Desert in Inner Mongolia House Ordos, a fictional organisation appearing in Dune spin-offs This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


In a bid for the Sardaukar's support in the War of Assassins during the period of Emperor: Battle for Dune, the Ordos create a ghola of the now-deceased Shaddam Corrino IV using genetic samples smuggled directly from the Imperial Capital, Kaitain. Their plot is to tell the Imperium that the Emperor escaped through mass-propaganda, and once Ordos controls Dune, everything will be as it was before the War began, with the Ordos Executrix as the true leaders behind the puppet Emperor, an Illuminati per se. The Sardaukar were a fictional army from Frank Herberts Dune universe, as depicted in the Dune series of science fiction novels. ... War of Assassins denotes a regulated form of conflict between noble houses in Frank Herberts Dune novels. ... A Ghola is a creature in the fictional Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... Kaitain may stand for Kaitain (Dune), home planet of Imperial House Corrino in the Dune universe. ... The Illuminati is the name of many groups, modern and historical, real and fictitious, verified and alleged. ...

Preceded by:
Elrood Corrino IX
Padishah Emperor
10,156 - 10,196
Succeeded by:
Paul "Muad'Dib" Atreides

Elrood Corrino IX is a character from Frank Herberts Dune universe. ... Emperor Shaddam Corrino IV, portrayed by José Ferrer in Dune (1984) The Padishah Emperor was the title of the hereditary rulers of the Padishah Empire in Frank Herberts fictional Dune universe. ... Paul Atreides, as portrayed by Kyle MacLachlan in David Lynchs Dune (1985), wielding the infamous Weirding Module. Paul Orestes Atreides is a fictional character in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ...

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